Licensed Tour Guides
The Licensed Park Guides have been making history come alive at Vicksburg National Military Park since the 1950's. They offer visitors the unique opportunity to explore the battlefield with a professional guide who has excellent knowledge of civilian life and military operations of the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg in the spring and summer of 1863.
Tours are approximately two hours in length, and can be arranged for individuals, families, and groups of all sizes. Guides must ride in the visitor's vehicle as they are not permitted to provide transportation services.
$60.00/van (7-15 people) ($30.00 for each additional hour)
$80.00/bus (16+ people) ($40.00 for each additional hour)
Did You Know?
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.