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Vicksburg National Cemetery

Vicksburg, MS
+1 601-636-0583
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small cemetery

Being used to the white tombstones in Arlington National Cemetery, seeing the very small stones was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
97ozhappy
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Alexandria, Virginia
Pretty but narrow road and no walking paths

Came to see the whole park, and drove through the cemetery as this appeared to be the only option... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura K
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Vacaville, California
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Established by the U.S. Congress in 1865 as a military burial ground, the 116-acre cemetery is the final resting place of more than 17,000 Union Soldiers.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Vicksburg, MS
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Being used to the white tombstones in Arlington National Cemetery, seeing the very small stones was sobering. Tall ones for known bodies, smaller ones for unknown. Was interesting too that only Union soldiers are buried here. Confederate soldiers are buried in the city cemetery.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to see the whole park, and drove through the cemetery as this appeared to be the only option. The area is placed on a hill and the road is very narrow and windy, and we have a big truck, so it was scary in...More

Thank Laura K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cemetery makes you thankful for all the freedoms we enjoy today. There are so many unmarked graves that the families don't know what happened to their loved ones. Makes you very appreciative.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

What can you say about the 2nd largest Federal cemetery. I’ve been to Ft Donelson and Shilohs Federal cemetery’s, and Vicksburgs is haunting. One suggestion, make time to visit soldiers rest at Vicksburgs public cemetery. It’s where the confederate soldiers are buried, it too is...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

You can spend one hour or several hours. . . You can drive, walk, run, and/or climb . . . This Military Park is expansive -containing well over 1,300 monuments in tribute to the 1863 campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg. We highly recommend the...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This park has SO much to see! Please stop by information center and get a map. The person in there was very helpful in marking map because I couldn't climb the steps or hills but the people with me could and wanted to do so....More

Thank FayShiers
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

It is a nice place to see. The number of dead here is almost unbelievable. All the bodies recovered south of the Arkansas are buried here. Most are unknown. It is a Holy place to visit.

Thank Kurt R
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

My wife and I visited this to pay our respects. The lay-out is absolutely perfect---small, rolling hills holding rows of the dead. We were there near dusk which only added to the ambiance. a small, but very effective way to show you the destruction the...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Some good explanations of the events during the civil war and the part Vicksburg played. Well preserved and cared for.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

You can drive through the graves here while meditating on Lincoln' Gettsburg Address and a poem written to eternally commemorate the sacrifices of these soldiers, sailors.

Thank Andrew H
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Drue S
29 May 2016|
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Response from codepat | Reviewed this property |
Yes, their are self directed as well as docent available fee tours and CDs for your car and iPhone narratives 👍
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evelynrh59
24 June 2015|
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Response from suelkk | Reviewed this property |
No........Sorry! And it is a lot of steps. This hillside is steep and not recommended. Wish you could do it though! Really amazing.
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