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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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Vicksburg National Military Park Fee Free Week

Apr 19, 2014 - Apr 26, 2014

The Vicksburg National Military Park will be allowing free admission during these days. Entrance fees are normally $8 per vehicle and $20 for an annual pass. Call 601-636-0583 or visit www.nps.gov/vick for more information.
 
 

Memorial Day Programs at the VNMP

May 24, 2014 - May 25, 2014

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...
 
 

Vicksburg National Military Park Living History

Jun 1, 2014 - Jun 3, 2014 · 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 6, 2014 - Jun 10, 2014 · 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 13, 2014 - Jun 17, 2014 · 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 20, 2014 - Jun 24, 2014 · 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 27, 2014 - Jul 1, 2014 · 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 4, 2014 - Jul 8, 2014 · 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 18, 2014 - Jul 22, 2014 · 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 25, 2014 - Jul 29, 2014 · 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 CVB • PO Box 110 • Vicksburg, MS 39181
Phone: 800-221-3536 • Email: info@visitvicksburg.com

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