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The Vicksburg National Military Park commemorates the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The city’s surrender on July 4, 1863, coupled with the fall of Port Hudson, LA, split the South, giving undisputed control of the Mississippi River to the North.

Over 1,330 monuments, a restored Union gunboat, and National Cemetery where 17,000 Union solders are buried mark the 16-mile tour road.

Open daily, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Park Gates:
October - March: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April - September: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Visitor Center (Clay Street):
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

U.S.S. Cairo Exhibit and Museum:
October — March: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April — September: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Entrance fees:
Per Vehicle - $12 (valid 7 days)
Motorcycles - $7 (valid 7 days)
Pedestrians, Bicycles - $5
Bus Passenger/Church Van - $5 per person

The Vicksburg National Military Park is located west of the Natchez Trace Parkway in Vicksburg, Mississippi. I-20, Mississippi Highway 27 and U.S. 61 connect travelers from the parkway to Vicksburg.

For more information, see:

Parkway Info: TN -- AL -- MS -- Maps
Ride the Trace: Bicycle -- Motorcycle
Near the Trace: Lodging -- Restaurants and Markets -- Gas Stations -- Festivals and Events