• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Getting Ready for 2016

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Vicksburg National Military Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!

 

  • New Waysides Across the Battlefield

    New Waysides with QR Codes

    Vicksburg National Military Park, working in tandem with the Harpers Ferry Center, designed, fabricated, and installed fifty-four new interpretive waysides throughout the battlefield and outlying areas. Read more

  • How Does Your Garden Grow?

    Heritage Garden

    Visitors to Vicksburg National Military Park now have the opportunity to share in 19th-century gardening traditions. The Heritage Demonstration Garden, developed and maintained in partnership with the Master Gardeners of Warren County, Mississippi, is a unique outdoor classroom experience. Read more

  • Vicksburg National Military Park Working to 'Go Green'

    Solar Lighting Installation

    As part of the nationwide effort detailed in the recent launch of the National Park Service 'Green Parks Plan,' Vicksburg National Military Park is making a concerted effort to reduce its carbon footprint. Read more

  • Vicksburg Recruits Shape Up! Junior Ranger Army

    Shape Up Junior Ranger Program

    Starting a fitness program is a lifestyle change that is best supported when the whole family is involved. To encourage families to get out and get healthy together, Vicksburg National Military Park has initiated the “Shape Up, Junior Ranger!” program - a fun way for children and their families to get fit, explore and learn about their National Park and community. Read more

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.