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?
Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.