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Vicksburg National Cemetery

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Address: Vicksburg, MS
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+1 601-636-0583
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Established by the U.S. Congress in 1865 as a military burial ground, the...

Established by the U.S. Congress in 1865 as a military burial ground, the 116-acre cemetery is the final resting place of more than 17,000 Union Soldiers.

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Amazing historical site

Our group of two 30- something parents and 3 kids - 11, 10 and 6 found it very fascinating. Allow a half day. Definitely do the cell phone audio tour. Get out and walk the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of two 30- something parents and 3 kids - 11, 10 and 6 found it very fascinating. Allow a half day. Definitely do the cell phone audio tour. Get out and walk the trenches where you can.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting place if you are interested in the Civil War. We hired a guide to car tour the park with us and it was fun and informative.

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Ozark, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Throughout the park relive the battles between the North and South. Both sides committed to causes they believed were right. Many lives were lost to bring us together in the end. Each grave represents the life of a son, husband, uncle, brother and sometimes grandfather. The National Park Service has done an amazing job keeping every grave site well-maintained in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The national cemetery at the far end of the battlefield stands in contrast to the many memorials and monuments scattered throughout the park. Suddenly you see endless rows of gravesites and these are the men who actually fought and died.

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Longview, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

how many headstones is just overwhelming. well kept grounds. is part of the military park tour. right by the cairo ship

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Drive slowly and take time to respect the lives lost here. The National Park Service and Vicksburg is due a a big thank you for the manner in which they have maintained this cemetery.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Quick in and out because nothing to really keep interest. Found tombstone that honored a camel. Roadside America find!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Well kept National Cemetery from the Civil War until the early sixties. We only drove the loop as we did not have time to get out and walk through the cemetery. It is part of Vicksburg Military Park and is worth driving through.

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Meridian, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

A sad reminder of the cost of war and the terrible price paid by members of the armed forces. The huge portion of the graves containing the remains of unknown soldiers was particularly sobering.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This is very much a MUST SEE when visiting Vicksburg!! Rich with History! Stop and go into the Illinois Monument read the walls and find your ancestors from both sides of the war.

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