FREE ENTRANCE DAYS AT VICKSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK April 21-29, 2012
Contact: Vicksburg National Military Park, 601-636-0583
National Park Week gets even better this year with fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that normally charge entrance fees.The staff at Vicksburg National Military Park invites the public to celebrate National Park Week, April 21-29, 2012, and Junior Ranger Day, April 21, 2012, to experience America's Best Idea - the national parks. Entrance fees will be waived during the entire week, making it easier for visitors to tour the park and enjoy its significant resources.
For more information on National Park Week and additional fee-free days at Vicksburg National Military Park, call 601-636-0583 or go to http://www.nps.gov/vick/planyourvisit/events.htm.
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.