Audits to be Conducted
Vicksburg National Military Park will be conducting audits to ensure compliance with the fee collection program. Visitors 16 years of age and older are required to obtain one of the many pass options the park offers. A violation notice may be issued to visitors not complying with this requirement. Passes may be purchased at either of the entrance stations located off Clay Street or Fort Hill during regular business hours.
Superintendent Mayr expresses her appreciation to the community for their continued support of Vicksburg National Military Park. Fees collected provide much needed services and projects to enhance the visitor’s experience. Currently fee funded projects include: developing a new orientation film($250,000) and paving the trail to the Kentucky monument ($75,000.00). Both projects are in development and should be complete in late 2009.
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."