Civil War History

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.

Visitor Hours:
Open daily, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Park Gates: October thru March: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.--- April thru September: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Visitor Center (Clay Street): 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
U.S.S. Cairo Exhibit and Museum: October thru March: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. --- April thru September: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Entrance Fees:
Per Vehicle - $15 (valid 7 days)
Motorcycles - $7 (valid 7 days)
Pedestrians, Bicycles - $5
Bus Passenger/Church Van - $5 per person

Contact Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg National Military Park
3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183 (click to view a map)

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

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