• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Blind / Low Vision

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QR Code on wayside

NPS Photo

For Those With Sight Impairments:
Visitors may purchase an audio tour CD (1.5- and 2-hour versions) to guide them through the park tour. Each audio tour corresponds to the designated tour stops along the route. Licensed park tour guides are also available for hire at the Clay Street Visitor Center. The guide will present a two-hour tour in your own vehicle. Tour descriptions may also be accessed through the park's cell phone tour (601-262-2100), or through QR codes provided on many of the waysides.

Additionally, several new waysides throughout the park incorporate tactile features to aid those with impaired vision.

The fiber optic map located in the Clay Street Visitor Center is equipped with a narration track, describing the Vicksburg campaign and siege operations.

 

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."