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Vicksburg National Military Park preserves and tells the stories of one of the most pivotal campaigns in the Civil War. Established in 1899, the military park is easily accessible and can be enjoyed by all people. You can spend at little as an hour, or as much as a few days exploring the unique history of Vicksburg.

Please start your visit at the Visitor Center off of Interstate 20 on Clay Street. Rangers will help you plan your visit to Vicksburg National Military Park. Budget three hours for an average visit to the military park. The park mostly a self-guided auto-tour experience.

The Tour Road closes at 5pm. Last Entry on the Tour Road is 4:40pm. Please arrive by 3pm to fully enjoy the military park.

The USS Cairo Gunboat and Museum is located along the Tour Road- visitors should plan to spend at least 45 minutes at the museum.
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Last updated: March 8, 2018

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Mailing Address:

3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183


601 636-0583

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