Grand Illumination Event Information
A Grand Illumination will be held on July 3 from 6-10 pm throughout VNMP. Tour road access is at the Clay St. entrance only and limited to motor vehicles. No pedestrians or bicyclists will be allowed during these hours. Click 'More' for further details. More »
Support Your Park
Friends of the Vicksburg National Military Park and Campaign was created to help preserve the tangible reminders of bravery and perseverance of those that fought at Vicksburg. To become a member, make a donation, or learn more about the exciting projects and activities in support of Vicksburg National Military Park, please visit the Friends website at www.friendsofvicksburg.org.
Participate in the Volunteers-in-Parks (VIP) program! Learn what opportunities are available for different volunteer activities in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Support Vicksburg National Military Park through your purchases at the Eastern National Bookstores located at the Visitor Center on Clay Street and the USS Cairo Museum on the park tour.
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."