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Vicksburg Battlefield Museum - CLOSED

4139 Frontage Road, clay street exit, Vicksburg, MS 39183
+1 601-638-6500
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Civil War battlefield

Museum at the visitor center was very small with some detail given about people of that time... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Roger L
Large battlefield

The museum is small, but the park is large and a circular drive with areas to stop. You can also... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
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The museum houses over 200 ship models, a miniature layout of the Vicksburg Battlefield with 2300 soldiers, original paintings by Herb Mott and a documentary on the citizens and the siege.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“civil war” (6 reviews)
“movie” (5 reviews)
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4139 Frontage Road, clay street exit, Vicksburg, MS 39183
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+1 601-638-6500
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Museum at the visitor center was very small with some detail given about people of that time period. Could give more detail since this battle was important to the south. The driving tour was just one monument after another showing where North and South forces...More

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The museum is small, but the park is large and a circular drive with areas to stop. You can also walk trails. You can see the entire town mapped in red and blue showing the positions of the Northern and Southern armies. The movie was...More

Thank bbg130
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Must see for a tour of Vicksburg, and very interesting stop for Civil War historians. Very educational and very well designed exhibits.

Thank Enloe M
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Unless you have read a lot about the role and importance of the battle, hire a guide. The self-guided tours will give you info about the battle, but not its significance. Note that Union forces prevailed at Gettysburg on July 3, and at Vicksburg on...More

Thank redneckersson5
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Whether or not a civil war buff you will enjoy the entire site of the Vicksburg battle site. Do expect to spend a good eight hours plus to really appreciate what happened on this hollowed ground. I would recommend a very good pair of walking...More

Thank montalker
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were with a bus group of 35 and running late so we actually did not get to see the museum but did have a step on guide on the bus and we learned a great deal as he narrated as we drove through the...More

Thank Joel W
Reviewed 16 October 2016

It isn't unti you get up close and personal with battle sites that the horror and reality become clear. The site is well set out and show where the lines were formed and how they moved as the battle progressed. The Cairo is also well...More

Thank Lynne K
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Great drive thru battlefield that really gives you a feel for what happened. We didn't have a lot of time as we stopped off during a road trip. It is worth going to. You can go through it quickly or if you are a history...More

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We were heading home from New Orleans saw a sign about the Cario so decided to stop...Well worth it..enough so that my husband who is not a history buff wants to go back...the 16 mile drive takes you past elaborate statue dedicated to the men...More

Thank cjbe
Reviewed 24 March 2016

On our way our of Louisiana my GF and I stopped at the Vicksburg Battlefield. Our main goal was to see the USS Cairo, which I had never heard of before this trip. The Cairo exhibit is very unusual; a blend of the original ship...More

Thank Charles K
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