Grand Illumination Event Information
A Grand Illumination will be held on July 3 from 6-10 pm throughout VNMP. Tour road access is at the Clay St. entrance only and limited to motor vehicles. No pedestrians or bicyclists will be allowed during these hours. Click 'More' for further details. More »
Lesson Plans & Teacher Guides
Ranger-led School Program
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
TEACHING WITH MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:
Did You Know?
On hearing the news of Vicksburg's surrender, President Lincoln declared, "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."