During the summer months, join a park ranger to learn more about the campaign and siege for Vicksburg. All programs are free of charge. The summer is hot and humid, please plan ahead and bring plenty of water, wear hats, and wear plenty of sunscreen.
Children are encouraged to participate in the Junior Ranger Program.
Throughout the year, living history events are scheduled to help bring the Civil War to life, including weapon demonstrations and opportunities to explore civilian life.
All programs run typically from Memorial Day through Labot Day. Programs may be canceled due to incliment weather. Programs are accessible and suitable for all ages. Children must be accompained by an adult.
Ranger's Choice Talks: 10am, 1pm, & 3pm. (15 minutes)
Lean about many of the lesser-known stories of the Vicksburg Campaign. The programs are located at the Visitor Center. Program topics change daily and are displayed at the Visitor Center.
USS Cairo Gunboat Talks: 9:30am, 1:00pm, & 3:00pm. (15 minutes)
Walk around and on the USS Cairo with park ranger and explore the only remaining example of a City Class ironclad gunboat.
Shirley House: Open 9-11:30am & 2:00-4:00pm.
Join park rangers at the historical Shirley House to learn about the civilian perspective of the Civil War while exploring the only historic structure from the siege.