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 »
For Those With Mobility Impairments: All visitor facilities at Vicksburg NMP are handicapped accessible, and handicapped parking spaces are designated in the lots at the Clay Street Visitor Center and the USS Cairo Exhibit. Visitors must display the appropriate handicapped hang tag and/or license plate. There are 15 designated tours stops along the park road, each with a pull-off for vehicle parking, allowing partial accessibility to various wayside plaques and monuments.
The free park brochure is available at the Clay Street and Fort Hill Entrance Fee Booths, Clay Street Visitor Center, and USS Cairo Museum, and is keyed to the self-guiding tour signs along the park roads. Waysides and interpretive plaques are located throughout the park and at the USS Cairo gunboat exhibit and museum.
For Those With Sight Impairments:
Visitors may purchase an audio tour CD (1.5- and 2-hour versions) to guide them through the park tour. Each audio tour corresponds to the designated tour stops along the route. Licensed park tour guides are also available for hire at the Clay Street Visitor Center. The guide will present a two-hour tour in your own vehicle.
In addition, the GPS Ranger tour will provide both audio and visual interpretation of the Vicksburg NMP tour, and is available for rent at the Clay Street Visitor Center.
For Those With Sight Impairments: The fiber optic map located in the Clay Street Visitor Center is equipped with a narration track, describing the Vicksburg campaign and siege operations.
Did You Know?
The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.