The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and the entire year was quite a celebration! Throughout 2016, hundreds of millions of you ventured out to Find Your Park-learning, discovering, getting inspired, or simply having fun in national parks. Thank you for joining us!
The Find Your Park party will continue in 2017 as we invite you to continue your own journey to discover national parks and public lands. Share your stories at FindYourPark.com (and EncuentraTuParque.com) and with #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque on social media.
National parks across the system engaged in a variety of activities to prepare for and celebrate the centennial. Vicksburg National Military Park was a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we did and join us as the National Park Service enters a new century in 2017!
Vicksburg National Military Park celebrates 50 years of the National Historic Preservation Act with special programs and volunteer projects. Read more
Ten diverse high school students from North Carolina complete a 1,500 mile bicycle trek from New Orleans to St. Louis. Read more
Vicksburg National Military Park, working in tandem with the Harpers Ferry Center, designed, fabricated, and installed fifty-four new interpretive waysides throughout the battlefield and outlying areas. Read more
Visitors to Vicksburg National Military Park now have the opportunity to share in 19th-century gardening traditions. The Heritage Demonstration Garden, developed and maintained in partnership with the Master Gardeners of Warren County, Mississippi, is a unique outdoor classroom experience. Read more
As part of the nationwide effort detailed in the recent launch of the National Park Service 'Green Parks Plan,' Vicksburg National Military Park is making a concerted effort to reduce its carbon footprint. Read more