Park Visitor Center

A historic cannon and flagpole with American Flag blowing in front of a building
The Visitor Center is a great place to begin your visit to Vicksburg National Military Park.

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A park ranger assists a Visitor with a cell phone at the front desk in the visitor center.
Talk with a Ranger or Volunteer at the Information Desk inside the Visitor Center.


Hours of Operation

Open Daily
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Information Desk

The Information Desk is the perfect place to start your visit to Vicksburg National Military Park. Talk to a park ranger or volunteer to learn more about park exhibits and upcoming programs. The Visitor Center also has its own passport stamps. Families are encouraged to pick up a copy of our free Junior Ranger activity booklet.

A bronze tactile map
Explore interactive exhibits in the Visitor Center.

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The Visitor Center features a permanent exhibition that focuses on the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg. Visitors are welcome daily to a self guided experience around artifacts, multi-media, and inter-active exhibits. Learn more about a few of the historic artifacts inside the Visitor Center, such as the Surrender Monument and the Historic Howitzer Cannon by exploring the pages below.

An engraved stone
Surrender Monument

Learn more about the historic Surrender Monument on display in the Visitor Center.

A gold cannon
Historic Howitzer Cannon

Learn more about this historic cannon featured inside the Visitor Center.

Book case with various park products for sale in the visitor center

Park Film

The Official Park film Here Brothers Fought- The Siege of Vicksburg begins every 30 minutes in the Park Theater located inside the Visitor Center. This 20-minute film describes the historical events of the Vicksburg Campaign, providing an overview and better understanding of the park’s resources. You can also watch this film online here.

Park Store

Looking for a guide to the park's history and culture? Searching for an educational souvenir of your visit to Vicksburg? Start your search at the Park Store. America's National Parks, the park's cooperating association, operates a park store at the Visitor Center and the U.S.S. Cairo Museum. A portion of America's National Parks' proceeds are returned to the park.



Parking is available at the Visitor Center located at 3201 Clay Street in Vicksburg. There are a limited number of RV Parking spots available. See a Park Staff Member to learn more about the best tour routes for RVs and/or oversized vehicles.


For Visitors with Mobility Impairments:

The Visitor Center is fully accessible. Service dogs are welcomed throughout the park, on tours and in all facilities.

For Visitors with Hearing Impairments:

A variety of written information is available in the Visitor Center information desk. The park film features closed captions. Please ask a staff member for more information.


Places to Go

  • The modern day USS Cairo under a protective tent
    The USS Cairo

    A part of the Brown Water Navy, the story of the USS Cairo helps explore the vital role the US Navy played in the campaign for Vicksburg.

  • Rows of American flags and tombstones in a grass field
    Vicksburg National Cemetery

    Vicksburg National Cemetery is the final resting place to over 17,000 veterans

  • A large monument in the battlefield in dayight
    Monuments and Memorials

    Learn more about the 1400+ monuments and memorials located in Vicksburg.

Last updated: June 13, 2024

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Mailing Address:

3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183


601 636-0583

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