Vicksburg National Military Park provides the venue for three different hiking trails throughout the park. Two trails follow the park tour road, while the third is a challenging, primitive trail, winding through the wooded terrain and giving the hiker the chance to experience the rugged landscape, much like the Civil War soldiers so long ago.
Civil War history comes alive every summer in Vicksburg National Military Park! Living History programs are presented daily from June through July, where visitors can join rangers and volunteers as they demonstrate rifle and artillery drills, and give a taste of what life was like for the soldiers, both blue and gray, during the nation's greatest crisis.
Did You Know?
President Abraham Lincoln, in speaking of Vicksburg's importance, is reputed to have stated early during the Civil War, "See what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key, the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."