Learning from Our Past

Vicksburg National Military Park strives to provide the best possible opportunities for both teachers and students to learn about the significance of this unique resource through its role in the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg, the Civil War overall, and the National Park Service.

Through school programs; guided tours of the park; Junior Ranger activities, including Junior Ranger Day and Junior Ranger Camp; printed materials, and audio/visual media, the park offers learning tools created to enhance this experience for current and future generations.
Soldiers' Life School Program for 4th Graders

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Many programs can be brought to the classroom through ranger-to-go presentations. For more information on these programs, please contact the park at 601-636-0583.

Every Kid In A Park

Every Kid In A Park

As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service in 1916, the NPS is offering free admission to every 4th Grader and their family to every National Park in the United States! Interested?Find out more!

School of the Soldier Program
Group Fees and Waivers

The Park can grant an admission fee waiver for schools, scouts, and military units who are visiting the park for educational purposes. Click here to find out if your group is eligible and how to apply…

Union soldiers pose in front of a cannon
Bibliography & Lesson Plans
Click here for some books, lesson plans and other classroom resources about the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg.
Union bombardment of Confederate lines at Vicksburg

Online Resources

Lectures, presentations, demonstrations and musical programs on video;hosted on the park's YouTube Page.

Vicksburg's YouTube Page

Online Museum Exhibits

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Contact Us…

If you have questions about your school or group's visit, our programs or resources, please call us at 601.636.0583 or email us.


Last updated: January 20, 2021

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Mailing Address:

3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg , MS 39183


601 636-0583

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