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Vicksburg National Military Park

3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
+1 601-636-0583
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Confederate sites closed

My heart lies with the Confederate side of the War. Unfortunately almost the entire Confederate... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bk E
NATIONAL PARK RICH IN HISTORY

What an amazing place, did not have a clue this place was here...so much history, so many... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Janet R
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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” (196 reviews)
“driving tour” (186 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 yesterday

My heart lies with the Confederate side of the War. Unfortunately almost the entire Confederate side of the park is closed due to erosion. I heard in the museum that some of it was closed, I did not hear almost all of that the Confederate...More

Thank Bk E
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What an amazing place, did not have a clue this place was here...so much history, so many monuments, so much to see and learn about.....so many lessons to be learned here about sacrifice....loved the driving tour...could see things at your own pace...park rangers so very...More

Thank Janet R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

In terms of significance and impact, Vicksburg National Military Park is right up there with Gettysburg as one of the Civil War sites that all Americans should visit. The National Park Service has done its usual wonderful job with interpretation, and the closure of a...More

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you enjoyed Gettysburg, you will enjoy this. So much history to explore! I recommend driving through the park as there are so many areas to explore. Well kept park.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really liked this because you just drive around and get out of you want to look at things closer. You can really imagine the conflict with all the bunkers and canons and the way they've laid out the red and blue posts means that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited Vicksburg National Military Park as we are both interested in the Civil War. We went to the museum first, where we saw an excellent film and bought a CD to lead us through a driving tour of the park. Be...More

Thank tks617
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park forms an arc along Vicksburg’s north and west sides. It preserves both the Confederate and Union lines during the attacks and the siege of Vicksburg in 1863. There is a driving road along both sides’ trenches and artillery positions. There are places to...More

Thank Ace J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this park and the effort the National Parks puts into it! The drive through this park can help anyone imagine what this battle and siege felt like. The visitor center has a great video, museum, and shop. The only drawback was that part...More

Thank veeter633
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a superb park that compares very favorably to Gettysburg in every respect. The Visitor Center & the introductory video are excellent. And the self-guided driving tour of the many beautiful memorials is simply amazing. The park is so well surveyed, marked & cared...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much has already been written about this beautiful and important monument park. We thought it would be a short drive. Two hours later we had to tear ourselves away to get on the road. Be sure to allow time afterwards to support local shops...More

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307lenny
22 February 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
22 February 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
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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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