Living History Programs

 
firing of a cannon
Through the Living History Program, you can gain a better understanding of soldier and civilian life during the siege of Vicksburg.
 
 

2021 Living History Events:

All events are free to the public. Due to the ongoing pandemic, living history demonstrations may require visitors to sign up. Please dress for the elements as most programs take place outside. Please check back frequently as we continue to add events.

Are you interested in becoming a living historian or are you part of a reenactment group who wants to support our program?

Contact the Living History Coordinator for more information.

The King of Battle (Cannon Demonstrations):

Every Saturday and Sunday:

Firing Demonstrations at 10AM, 11AM, 1PM & 2PM.

Experience the power and learn from the crew who fire a reproduction 12lb Napoleon Cannons. All programs will be at the Visitor Center.

Want to learn more about what it takes to fire Civil War artillery pieces?

The Soldiers' Experience (Musket Demonstrations):

Every Tuesday and Thursday:

Musket Demonstrations at 10AM & 1PM.

The smell of powder, the crack of a musket. Come see our living historians demonstrate civil war musket drills and learn about the soldiers who carried these weapons into battle.

Learn about Firing a Civil War Musket.
 
Living historians wearing Civil War uniforms fire a cannon at the park.
Living historians wearing Civil War uniforms firing a cannon.

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Living History Events:

July 3-4 2021: The 158th Anniversary of the Surrender of Vicksburg.
The park cannon detachment will present daily artillery demonstrations at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm on both Saturday July 3 and Sunday July 4 at Tour Stop #1 on the park tour road.

Last updated: July 20, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183

Phone:

(601) 636-0583

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