• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Deaf / Hearing Loss

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Auditorium Sound Amplification Module

NPS Photo

For Those With Hearing Impairments:
The free park brochure is available at the Clay Street and Fort Hill Entrance Fee Booths, Clay Street Visitor Center, and USS Cairo Museum, and is keyed to the self-guiding tour signs along the park roads. Waysides and interpretive plaques are located throughout the park and at the USS Cairo gunboat exhibit and museum.

Site bulletins detailing a variety of information are available in the Clay Street Visitor Center and USS Cairo Museum. The Visitor Center orientation film auditorium is equipped with sound amplification devices for those with a partial hearing loss and the films at both visitor facilities are closed captioned. Ask the rangers at the information desks for assistance. The fiber optic map located in the Clay Street Visitor Center details the Vicksburg campaign and siege through use of lights and written text on the display.


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.