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 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.