Memorial Day Weekend Concert Information
VNMP is hosting 3 outdoor concerts at the Clay Street Visitor Center, May 24, 25, & 26. The VC parking lot will close at 5:00pm those days and NO on-site parking will be allowed. Click 'More' for detailed parking information. More »
Shape Up, Junior Rangers and Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Vicksburg National Military Park
Contact: Melissa Perez, 601-636-8715
As the days grow hotter it can be a challenge for children to get moving outdoors. Sometimes it's best to take a cue from Mother Nature and go nocturnal! As part of its "Shape Up, Junior Ranger" program, Vicksburg National Military Park and Shape Up Vicksburg invite children to join us on a 1-mile Owl Discovery Walk to learn more about owls and other nighttime creatures that call the park home. After the walk, we'll have a hands-on learning experience all about owls and the special skills that make them a top nighttime predator!
Did You Know?
The 43d Mississippi Infantry's mascot, Douglas the Camel, remained with the regiment until Vicksburg where he was killed by Union sharpshooters. Douglas is honored with his own grave marker in Vicksburg's Cedar Hill Cemetery.