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.

Living History Programs

All programs 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. Continue to check back frequently as we add new 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)

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

Schedule: Seasonal - To be determined

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

The Soldiers' Experience (Musket Demonstrations):

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.
Schedule: Seasonal - To be determined

Learn about Firing a Civil War Musket.
Living Historians Leaning on a cannon
Living historians wearing Civil War uniforms standing by a cannon.


Past Living History Events:

July 1-2, 2022: The 159th Anniversary of the Surrender of Vicksburg.

Park staff will have musket firing demonstrations at 9:00 am and 10:00 am on both Friday, July 1st and Saturday, July 2 at the park visitor center.

Last updated: June 29, 2022

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3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg , MS 39183


601 636-0583

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