• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

Lesson Plans & Teacher Guides

Ranger-led School Program

Ranger-led School Program

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For over 100 years Vicksburg National Military Park has provided an excellent opportunity to explore the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg, and the history of the Civil War in general. The materials provided in this Educators' Guide enhance this experience for children of all ages.

Come learn about this significant piece of history and experience your America!
USS Cairo Museum

USS Cairo Museum

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Through the world of virtual technology, teachers and students can learn of the experiences of Civil War Union naval officers and sailors. Explore the USS Cairo Museum collection and see life as it was over 100 years ago on the mighty Mississippi River.

Life Aboard the USS Cairo (Grade Level 4-6)
Naval Warfare During the Civil War (Grade Level 4-6)
The Army and Navy: Significant Factors
in the Vicksburg Campaign During the
Civil War
(Grade Level 4-6)
The Siege of Vicksburg (Grade Level 7-8)
William T. Rigby and His Walking Cane (Grade Level K-3)



Roles of Women in the Civil War (PDF) (Grade Level 8)

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Union siege lines and Confederate defensive lines were marked during the first decade of the 20th century by many of the veterans who fought at Vicksburg, thus making Vicksburg National Military Park one of the most accurately marked military parks in the world.