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May 18 - July 4, 1863

Warren County, Mississippi

Established in 1899, the Vicksburg National Military Park protects 1,728 acres of battlefield land encompassing the Union and Confederate trenches surrounding the city and overlooking the Mississippi River. 16 miles of tour road provide visitors easy access to the parks many sites and monuments. The park visitor center and the U.S.S. Cairo museum provide unique exhibits and artifacts for further exploration.

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Essential To-Do List:

Get the most out of your Civil War battlefield visit by exploring these recommended To-Dos.

Visit the Old Court House Museum

See where Confederate President Jefferson Davis began his political career, as well as numerous quality relics from the Civil War.

Walk through the remains of the gunboat USS Cairo

Stand on the deck of a gunboat that sat at the bottom of the Yazoo River for more than a century before a team of NPS historians raised her to the surface.

Tour the Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg was the site of one of the most important battles and sieges in the entire Civil War.

Visit the Shirley House

The Shirley House is the only wartime structure still standing inside the Vicksburg National Military Park.

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Plan Your Visit

Civil War Discovery Trail


Open all year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day 8:00am - 5:00pm




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