Commercial Filming and Photography

The National Park Service issues filming/photography permits for photography, filming, and associated sound recording to ensure protection of resources, to prevent significant disruption of normal visitor uses, or when projects involve props, models, professional crews and casts or set dressings. Permits are required for access to areas normally closed to the visiting public.


Vicksburg National Military Park is recognized worldwide as an area set aside and administered with preservation at the core. In order to preserve and protect resources and to assure the enjoyment of those resources by the public, the following guidelines are established by the superintendent of Vicksburg National Military Park as they relate to filming and photographic activities within the park boundaries.

How to Apply

Applying For A Permit:

  • A complete application packet must be submitted a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the requested date
  • The required, non-refundable application fee of $25 must be submitted with the application packet
  • More complex requests must be submitted a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the requested date
  • Priority will not be given to urgent requests

The application packet must include:

  • Certificate of General Liability insurance issued by an insurance company operating in the United States
  • Detailed production schedule and proposed locations
  • Detailed cast & crew list
  • Detailed equipment list

Filming and Photography Permit Application

Submit a completed application to: (Email is preferred to expediate process)

Chief Ranger, Vicksburg National Military Park
3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183

fax: 601 636-9497

Last updated: September 20, 2018

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3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183


(601) 636-0583

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