Park Tour Options
Average Driving Tour Time: 1.5–2.0 hours
Licensed Park Tour Guides — Tours can be arranged for individuals, families, and large groups, and the services can be provided upon request, but reservations are preferred. Availability information and reservations can be made through the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau by calling (601) 636-0583 or (601) 636-3827 or through The Vicksburg Guide Association.
Cost: Free (any fees associated with your phone plan apply)
Average Driving Tour Time: 1.5-2.0 hours
Audio Tour CD — Visitors have a choice of two audio tours for sale at the Eastern National Bookstore located in the main Visitor Center: 1-hour CD follows the Official Park Brochure and Map, describing the park route and tour stops. An additional guide book, “A Self-Guided Tour of the Battlefield” is a wonderful complement to this audio option.
Vicksburg Battlefield App
Use the QR Code App on your cell phone to scan codes on waysides throughout the park tour.
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.