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Vicksburg National Military Park

3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
+1 601-636-0583
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Civil War Memorial Park

I planned to go all the way through the Park, but ended up short, my fault. so I am planning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jan T
Second of three off my bucket list

Have read much about Vicksburg and it's importance during the Civil War. After visiting and seeing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeffrey V
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1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a bloody 47-day Civil War battle.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (204 reviews)
“driving tour” (194 reviews)
“uss cairo” (253 reviews)
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3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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+1 601-636-0583
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I planned to go all the way through the Park, but ended up short, my fault. so I am planning another trip to finish the tour. Absolutely amazing historical perspective. I love anything historical and the Civil War Memorial Park lives up to history and...More

Thank Jan T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have read much about Vicksburg and it's importance during the Civil War. After visiting and seeing the river below the heights of the city it is clear why it was important to both sides. Again, if you are not familiar with Vicksburg then by all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are passing through area, such as a trip down I-20, I would highly recommend spending some time here. The reason is that it was a crucial turning point in the Civil War, and hence the history of the USA. I would say the...More

1  Thank BRFrequent
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A day on the Vicksburg Bluff, a visit to the trenches deep, really isn't time enough to see and read and weep. My favorite location in the park is at the Third Louisiana Redan where when I visit I like to bring along the lyrics...More

2  Thank pelicank11
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very large park that is well maintained. The people who work here are very friendly and knowledgeable. The park has dozens of memorials for the states, generals, soldiers, and units. They have some of the cannons from the time, and the terrain...More

1  Thank Sabrina G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday and watched the canon demonstration and firing. Gives a great inside in how terrifying it must have been at time of the siege at Vicksburg. Nice exhibition at the visitor enter The park is nice and well maintained, to bad you...More

Thank Mikaha
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love history and drag my kids to every national park around. This is a good one. They especially enjoyed the old Ironside. The past is often not pretty but it is worth preserving to understand in my opinion. It’s well preserved here. The staff...More

Thank Delilah E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent the entire day driving, stopping, walking, reading signs, etc. The map is well done and there is an app with video and audio commentary. The two combined are an excellent resource. A section of road was out, but the ranger...More

Thank LorPasco
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a siege vs.battle. This campaign cost a lot for success. Exploration of the area was educational and eye-opening. This is a must for history and civil war buffs.

Thank Donnagay A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be prepared Vicksburg is a big park and the terrain is very rough (why the siege lasted so long). Plan several hours for the stop. We stopped on our way back north from New Orleans. Unfortunately Confederate Ave is closed due to road problems which...More

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307lenny
February 21, 2018|
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Response from MWK51 | Reviewed this property |
no tours. you do a self drive tour of the bsttlefield. There are written and audio guides available
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307lenny
February 21, 2018|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
No food service in the park, but there are many fine resturants in Vicksburg. I can highly recommend Ruth's River Front Grill, at 901 Grove st. I they have one of the best rib eye steaks I've ever eaten. Great sea food, and... More
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Jacquelin H
November 3, 2017|
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Response from AMB_1128 | Reviewed this property |
They were very friendly when I called to ask a question. Call them and find out what will be available and open that day.
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