Grand Illumination Event Information
A Grand Illumination will be held on July 3 from 6-10 pm throughout VNMP. Tour road access is at the Clay St. entrance only and limited to motor vehicles. No pedestrians or bicyclists will be allowed during these hours. Click 'More' for further details. More »
Fee-Free Days 2013
Enjoying America's Best Idea - the national parks - gets even better - because it's free!
Get Outdoors Day - June 9, 2012
National Get Outdoors Day is a new annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun.
For more information on National Get Outdoors Day, go to the National Get Outdoors Day web page.
Following World War II, the name of the holiday was changed (enacted June 1, 1954) to Veterans Day to honor those who died in all American wars. The day has since evolved to be a time of honoring veterans who have served in the military during wartime or peacetime. The United States traditionally observes Veterans Day on November 11.
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Come enjoy the parks and Experience Your America!
*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.
Did You Know?
The 43d Mississippi Infantry's mascot, Douglas the Camel, remained with the regiment until Vicksburg where he was killed by Union sharpshooters. Douglas is honored with his own grave marker in Vicksburg's Cedar Hill Cemetery.