• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Goods & Services

Eastern National, a regional cooperating association, partners with Vicksburg National Military Park to provide bookstore operations in the park's Visitor Center on Clay Street, and the USS Cairo Museum located halfway through the park tour.

In addition, the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau provides visitors with city and area information, and assists with licensed park guide reservations and tours.

Although there are no commercial or vending services inside the park, these can be found locally in the surrounding Vicksburg area. Check with the desk rangers for specific locations of these services.

Did You Know?

Thomas O. Selfridge

Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.