National Park Week Fee Free Days at Vicksburg National Military Park, April 16-24, 2011
Contact: Naomi Lofton, 601-636-0583
National Park Week gets even better this year with fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees.The staff at Vicksburg National Military Park invites the public to celebrate National Park Week, April 16-24, 2011, and Junior Ranger Day, April 23, 2011, and 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.
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.