Things To Know Before You Come
Vicksburg National Military Park is a special place of historical significance and natural beauty. The Visitor Center and USS Cairo Museum offer unique exhibits and artifacts, along with the opportunity to further explore the history of Vicksburg and the Civil War through literature and interpretive media available in the Eastern National Bookstores. Sixteen miles of tour road provide an exceptional view of the monuments and landscape, while walking routes provide hours of exercise enjoyment for the casual stroller or the serious hiker.
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."