• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Facts and Information

Park Map

Park Map

NPS Photo

Park Creation:

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.

Acreage:

Vicksburg National Military Park — 1,728 acres
Vicksburg National Cemetery — 116 acres

Address:

Vicksburg National Military Park
3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183-3469
USA
 
Visitors

Visitors

NPS Photo

Visitation:

2012 - 573,262
2011 - 796,033
2010 - 581,456
2009 - 584,105
2008 - 555,109
2007 - 699,314
2006 - 676,605
2005 - 703, 484
2004 - 913,391
2003 - 914,501
2002 - 1,067,135
2001 - 934,447
2000 - 968,884
1999 - 1,023,728
1998 - 1,000,369
1997 - 866,980
1996 - 998,103
1995 - 862,801
1994 - 832,362
1993 - 983,758
1992 - 919,033
1991 - 765,085
1990- 620,568

 
Warren County Map

Warren County (red)

Location:

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.

Climate:

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?

Did You Know?

Confederate President Jefferson Davis made his antebellum home in Warren County, just south of Vicksburg.