Park Projects

Black plastic tarp covers an area with grass and trees around it. Trees in the background. A gravestone is visible on the right side of the image
Affected area of Section T in Vicksburg National Cemetery

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National Cemetery Stabilization

National Park Service (NPS) will begin a multi-year, multi-phase project to stabilize portions of Vicksburg National Cemetery in Vicksburg National Military Park to address grave disturbances and erosion caused by severe weather events in 2020 and 2021. The park will begin the stabilization project by temporarily relocating approximately 50-80 endangered burials through this summer and constructing a soldier pile and lagging wall early next year to prevent further erosion. Once stabilization is complete, the park will conduct a respectful reinterment process and complete other mitigation measures. The NPS has committed approximately $4.686 million for the first two phases of this project.

The National Cemetery is open to pedestrians, however closed to vehicles. The project area within the National Cemetery is closed to the public.

Find out more about: National Cemetery Stabilization
Building with scaffolding holding up to two level front porch. Orange cones on the right of the building block off a flight of stair leading up to the building.
Pemberton's Headquarters in December 2021 prior to the start of the rehabilitation

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Pemberton's Headquarters

Pemberton's Headquarters is a National Historic Landmark structure acquired by the National Park Service in 2003 for inclusion in Vicksburg National Military Park. Repairs are necessary to preserve this National Historic Landmark Structure. The building is currently closed to visitors and employees due to concern about its safety. The roof is 4,000 square foot of deteriorating slate, thought to have been installed in the 1850s and is need of repair. The front porch is falling apart and is also in need of repair.

Find out more about the Pemberton's Heaquarter's Rehabilitation.

Last updated: October 27, 2023

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