• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Shadows of the Past Candlelight Tours

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News Release Date: October 24, 2011
Contact: Raymond Hamel, 601-636-0583

On October 29, 2011, Vicksburg National Military Park invites visitors to step back in time for an evening candlelight walk on the battlefield, where they will meet the historical personalities that shaped the story of the monumental struggle for Vicksburg.

Tours begin at 5:30 p.m., and depart every half-hour, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Participants are urged to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for weather on this one-mile walk along the park road.

The event is free, however reservations are required, with each tour limited to 25 visitors. Tour times are at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00. For reservations please call (601) 636-0583.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Vicksburg National Military Park is one of the most heavily monumented parks in the world with over 1330 monuments, markers, tablets, and plaques. The beauty and artistry of its monumentation prompted one Civil War veteran to call Vicksburg National Military Park, "the art park of the world."