Facts and Information
Vicksburg National Military Park was established on February 21, 1899, as the fifth national military park created by Congress. Ownership was transferred from the U.S. Department of War to the U.S. Department of the Interior on August 10, 1933. It is the eighth oldest national park in the United States.
Vicksburg National Military Park — 1,728 acres
Vicksburg National Cemetery — 116 acres
Vicksburg National Military Park
3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183-3469
Warren County, west-central Mississippi and Madison Parish, northeast Louisiana (Grant's Canal site). The park entrance is 1/4-mile north of Interstate 20, off Exit 4B.
Sunny, with humid, rainy periods throughout the year. Sudden and severe thunderstorms are common, especially during the summer months. Mild winters (December-February) with lows sometimes below 32°F. Summers (May-September) are hot and humid. Daily temperatures can exceed 90°F, with humidity ranging from 75-100%.
Did You Know?
The Union siege lines and Confederate defensive lines were marked during the first decade of the 20th century by many of the veterans who fought at Vicksburg, thus making Vicksburg National Military Park one of the most accurately marked military parks in the world.