Mississippi Map

Vicksburg National Military Park

Contact Info
3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183

Phone:
601-636-0583
Basics
Type:
National Park,
Other

Description

Vicksburg National Military Park commemorates the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg. Vicksburg was a fortress located on high ground guarding the Mississippi River. Its surrender on July 4, 1863, coupled with the fall of Port Hudson, Louisiana, divided the South, and gave the North undisputed control of the Mississippi River. The Vicksburg battlefield includes 1,330 monuments and markers, a 16 mile tour road, a restored Union gunboat, and a National Cemetery.

Hours + Fees

Hours:

Open daily, except December 25 (Federal Holiday)

Beginning in 2007, the Visitor Center and U. S. S. Cairo Museum will be closed New Years Day and Thanksgiving Day.

Visitor Center: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;

Cairo Museum: October to March: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. April to September: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From the East
Take Interstate 20 west to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Use exit ramp 4B. Follow Clay Street (US-80) west 1/4 mile to the park entrance.

From the North
Take Interstate 55 south to Jackson, Mississippi. (To save time you can use the Interstate 220 bypass on the west side of Jackson). Take Interstate 20 west to Vicksburg, approximately 40 miles. Use exit ramp 4B. Follow Clay Street (US-80) west 1/4 mile to the park entrance.

From the South
Take Interstate 55 or US Highway 49 to Jackson, Mississippi. Take Interstate 20 west to Vicksburg, Mississippi, approximately 42 miles. Use exit ramp 4B. Follow Clay Street (US-80) west 1/4 mile to the park entrance.

From the West
Take Interstate 20 east to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Use exit ramp 4B. Follow Clay Street (US-80) west 1/4 mile to the park entrance.

Customizable Directions


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