• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

Deaf / Hearing Loss


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?

Did You Know?

President Abraham Lincoln, in speaking of Vicksburg's importance, is reputed to have stated early during the Civil War, "See what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key, the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."