Alerts & Conditions


Park Conditions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Vicksburg National Military Park is following guidance from the White House COVID-19 Plan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Mississippi, and local public health authorities. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic to determine when to increase access on a park-by-park basis.

As of May 1, 2021, 2020 Vicksburg National Military Park is open to the following access:
  • The park tour road.
  • The Visitor Center
  • Pedestrian access to the Vicksburg National Cemetery.
  • Restrooms at the Visitor Center and USS Cairo.
  • The USS Cairo outdoor exhibit area.
  • Grant Ave to the African American Monument and Sherman Circle.
Visitors will currently find fewer picnic tables in the park picnic areas. When using park picnic tables, we encourage visitors to take CDC recommended precautions for frequently touched surfaces, such as wiping them down with EPA approved sanitizing wipes, before and after use.
  • Grant Avenue beyond the African America Monument including Grant Circle is closed to vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Union Avenue from Grant Avenue to the USS Cairo Museum is closed to vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Vicksburg National Cemetery is closed to vehicles and the area within the chain link fence is closed to vehicles and pedestrians.

Visitor Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

When arriving at Vicksburg National Military Park, visitors can locate a park brochure with self-guiding cell phone tour at the Visitor Center and/or fee station.

For mailed brochures, inquires can be made by:
  • Contact the park by phone: 601-636-0583 EX2920.
  • Email the park at e-mail us.
  • Mail inquiries to: 3201 Clay St., Vicksburg, MS 39183
On the back of the park brochure is the self-guiding tour. A cell phone guided tour option is available by calling 601-262-2100. The phone will prompt you to dial the Tour Stop number indicated on the park brochure.

A second tour option is the American Battlefield Trust's Vicksburg Battle mobile application (app) which can be downloaded by searching Vicksburg. After the Vicksburg Battle App is downloaded, the app will prompt the user to download the audio and video that accompanies the app. The application utilizes the tour stop names located on the park brochure, not the tour stop numbering system.
Licensed Battlefield Guided Tours can be scheduled through the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. To schedule a tour, visitors should call 1-800-221-3536 or 601-636-3827.

Visitors taking the tour will be given instructions on tour payment and guide link up. Guides will meet visitors in the VNMP Visitor Center parking lot and connect by phone. The guide will provide instructions, expectations, restroom availability, and safety information in the parking lot.
Currently, all formal Ranger-led and Living History programs conducted at Vicksburg National Military Park have resumed. All Ranger-led programs are conducted under the large white tent adjacent to the visitor center.

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Last updated: July 29, 2021

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3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183


(601) 636-0583

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