Vicksburg National Military Park provides numerous learning opportunities for children of all ages through its Junior Ranger and Shape Up, Junior Ranger! activities, Trading Card Program, school programs, and Boy Scout hikes.
Did You Know?
Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.