Special Events

Annual Events

  • Volunteers in Civil War uniforms standing around a cannon during Fourth of July.

    Battle Anniversaries

    The National Park Service commemorates the defining events of the Vicksburg campaign every year.

  • A large group of visitors sitting at a concert.

    Memorial Day Weekend

    The park kicks off the summer season on Memorial Day weekend with special events!

  • A group of runners passing through the Memorial Arch on the park tour road.

    Run Thru History

    Every year, Vicksburg National Military Park hosts the Run Thru History where runners and walkers meet trenches and cannons.

A illuminated lantern on the ground in the National Cemetery
A flickering lantern in Vicksburg National Cemetery.


2022 Special Events

Below is a listing of special events happening at Vicksburg National Military Park:

A yellow and black poster describing the event and times of tours.
Shadows of the Past event poster.


Shadows of the Past

Join Park Rangers and Volunteers and step back in time for a night unlike any other! Explore Vicksburg National Cemetery by candlelight and experience history as you learn about the lives and legacies of the individuals buried within through first-person interpretation.
Dates: Friday, October 14th and Saturday, October 15th
Tours depart at 6:00pm and 7:00pm with each tour lasting approximately one hour.
The event is FREE however, reservations are required. Each tour is limited to 20 visitors!

Last updated: October 5, 2022

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Vicksburg , MS 39183


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