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Vicksburg Sesquicentennial

Remembering the role of Vicksburg in the Civil War

In 1863, General Ulysses S. Grant led Union forces in a series of operations in western Mississippi, culminating in the Siege of Vicksburg. The siege ended on July 4 when Confederate General Pemberton surrendered the city to the surrounding Union forces. The capture of Vicksburg–referred to by Abraham Lincoln as “the key” to victory in the South–is regarded as a turning point in the Civil War.

Today, 150 years later, we commemorate the important role of Vicksburg in the Civil War and in shaping our nation’s history. Explore the Vicksburg region’s history and heritage with the Civil War 150th anniversary events below or view our complete calendar of Civil War events and attractions.

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Memorial Day Programs at the VNMP

May 24, 2015 - May 25, 2015

Programs will begin at 8:00 am at The Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street. Programing will include a Soldiers Through the Ages Program, military timelines honoring soldiers from the Revolutionary War to modern times. For more informati...
 
 

Civil War Sesquicentennial Program

May 25, 2015

The Vicksburg National Military Park will commemorate the end of the Civil War and of the Sesquicentennial by doing two ceremonies with "echo taps" and wreath-laying at both Vicksburg National Cemetery and Soldiers Rest in the morning. This will be f...
 
 

Vicksburg National Military Park Living History

Jun 5, 2015 - Jun 9, 2015 · 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Vicksburg National Military Park Living History Program is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission into the park is $8 per vehicle. Contact Tim Kavanaugh at tim_kavanaugh@nps.gov or call 601-636-0583 for more information.
 
 

Vicksburg National Military Park Living History

Jun 12, 2015 - Jun 16, 2015 · 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Vicksburg National Military Park Living History Program is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission into the park is $8 per vehicle. Contact Tim Kavanaugh at tim_kavanaugh@nps.gov or call 601-636-0583 for more information.
 
 

Vicksburg National Military Park Living History

Jun 19, 2015 - Jun 23, 2015 · 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Vicksburg National Military Park Living History Program is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission into the park is $8 per vehicle. Contact Tim Kavanaugh at tim_kavanaugh@nps.gov or call 601-636-0583 for more information.
 
 

Vicksburg National Military Park Living History

Jun 26, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015 · 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Vicksburg National Military Park Living History Program is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission into the park is $8 per vehicle. Contact Tim Kavanaugh at tim_kavanaugh@nps.gov or call 601-636-0583 for more information.
 
 

Vicksburg National Military Park Living History

Jul 3, 2015 - Jul 7, 2015 · 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Vicksburg National Military Park Living History Program is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission into the park is $8 per vehicle. Contact Tim Kavanaugh at tim_kavanaugh@nps.gov or call 601-636-0583 for more information.
 
 

Vicksburg National Military Park Living History

Jul 17, 2015 - Jul 21, 2015 · 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Vicksburg National Military Park Living History Program is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission into the park is $8 per vehicle. Contact Tim Kavanaugh at tim_kavanaugh@nps.gov or call 601-636-0583 for more information.
 
 

Vicksburg National Military Park Living History

Jul 24, 2015 - Jul 28, 2015 · 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Vicksburg National Military Park Living History Program is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Artillery and cannon programs are twice daily at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Rifle programs and other living history programs are spread throughout the day. Admission i...
 
 

Vicksburg National Military Park Living History

Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 4, 2015 · 9:00 AM

The Vicksburg National Military Park Living History Program is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Artillery and cannon programs are twice daily at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Rifle programs and other living history programs are spread throughout the day. Admission i...
 
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