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  • Through battlefield re-enactments and living history events, the Civil War is still alive and well.

  • Vicksburg's tours allow you to walk in the footsteps of Civil War heros.

  • Experience the Civil War through the artifacts, images and stories, as they can only be found here in Vicksburg.

  • Vicksburg is home to some of the most memorable Civil War cemeteries in the United States.

  • Watch our Vicksburg videos to learn more about the Civil War in Vicksburg.

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Civil War Events 

Driving into Vicksburg, you immediately feel the Southern tradition that flows through the city’s veins. The city is rich in history, but especially Civil War history- from tours of graceful antebellum homes that stood proudly through the siege of Vicksburg to reenactments at landmarks and cemeteries that honor the men from both the North and the South that fell during the war…there are events and ceremonies of all types here in Vicksburg. Click here to see current Civil War events in Vicksburg.

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Tours 

Vicksburg is awash in southern hospitality, and you’ll experience that and so much more on any of the tours that we have to offer. From guided tours of the Vicksburg National Military Park, to tours of our beautiful antebellum homes, you’ll learn all about Vicksburg’s critical role in the Civil War and discover why we’re called the Key to the South. Click here to see a listing of all of the available tours here in Vicksburg.

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Museums 

Vicksburg is home to a plethora of museums that are dedicated to the Civil War, whether it’s an antebellum home, that re-enacts what life was like for citizens of Vicksburg during the War, or an actual gunboat- the USS Cairo Museum, that was lifted from the bottom of the Yazoo River in 1964! Click here to see a listing of all of the Civil War museums in the Vicksburg area!

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Parks & Cemeteries 

Southern pride abounds in Vicksburg and it shows in the parks and cemeteries in and around Vicksburg that honor American servicemen from both the Union and the Confederacy. Vicksburg is home to the most monumented military park, as well as the largest National Military Cemetery of Union dead in the United States. Click to view all of the parks and cemeteries here in Vicksburg.

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Videos 

Click play to watch Vicksburg National Cemetery video or click "More" to see more videos of some of the Civil War history you can find here in Vicksburg. From an actual cannon demonstration, to a tour of the Vicksburg National Military Park - once you watch these videos, you’ll be ready to plan your trip to Vicksburg!

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