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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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Fee Free Days at the Vicksburg National Military Park

Apr 18, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015

The Vicksburg National Military Park is observing National Park Week by waiving the fee entrance into the park. For more information on this event call 601-636-0583 or visit www.nps.gov/vick.
 
 

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...
 
 

Shadows of the Past

Oct 31, 2015 · 5:30 PM

The Vicksburg National Military Park presents Shadows of the Past tours at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, and 8:00 pm. As the autumn sun sets, those once here will return briefly to tell their stories. Step back in time for an evening candlelight walk...
 

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