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“An Important History Lesson”

Grand Gulf Military Park
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Owner description: Visit the forts, cemetery, observation tower and restored buildings that comprise this 400-acre park, the historic site of the shelling of Confederate forts by Union ironclad gunboats.
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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360 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
“An Important History Lesson”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Well worth the drive to see this location. About 6 or so miles Northwest of Port Gibson. A wonderful little museum where you can get the presentation on this historical site and explore the array of items that await. Outside there are several walking tours over lovely grounds and also a short driving tour that will take you up the hill to see the cemetery, several rifleman trenches and cannon positions. If you're ready for a real climb, there is an observation tower that will allow you an overview of it all. On the tower: Be prepared for lots of stairs. Quiet park with tent camping sites and full hook-up RV spots available.

Visited October 2013
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Madison, MS
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Half Day Outing for Civil War Buffs”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Stop in on your way from Vicksburg to Natchez or spend the night camping in your tent or RV. There are several sites to see and all are worth looking at. You can easily see it all in a half day depending on how long you linger in the museum. If you're going to camp you'll need to arrive before 5 or call ahead - they lock the gates at 5. Ranger Jim is very helpful and friendly. The cost was $23 for an RV which included the museum and sites. There is an upper and lower campsite as well as areas just for tent camping. We picked up several TV stations at the lower site but not all the major networks. Ask in the museum/office and they are happy to give you a map to other attractions in the area. We also made a stop at Windsor Ruins which doesn't offer a lot, but is impressive and worth the 15-20 minute drive. (and free)

Visited October 2013
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Dousman, Wisconsin
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246 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Civil War at it's best”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Don't miss this interesting site if you are doing the Vicksburg Campaign trail. Enjoy the old time museum with lots of neat artifacts (Confed. flags etc) All outbuildings are authentic and don't forget to walk up the road to the cemeteries and Observation tower. Park has a nice pavilion for a picnic lunch

Visited September 2013
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Jackson, Mississippi
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A very interesting and beautiful place!”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Really interesting little museum, run by very freindly, folksy and knowledgable people. History surrounded by natures beauty. There are remains of a Confederate fort here and many historical buildings and a cemetery which you could spend hours in - really interesting. There are a lot of rifle pits and earthworks still visible, be sure to do the drive through and stop at the point of interest. The grounds are really beautiful.
Down the road are the remains of a second fort and a few remnants of the old town of Grand Gulf. And be sure to take the road down to the riverside...very serene and beautiful spot. If your lucky, you will catch a river tug bringing a barge or two around the bend...as others have noted, this site is off the beaten path but well worth it. You can get through everything in a couple hours, but I recommend taking most of a day and really exlploring. Or if you are a camper, there is a really nice campground on the site.

Visited July 2013
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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Little Park”
Reviewed 5 July 2013

A great little museum and interesting bit of Civil War history. A little off the beaten path, but worth the stop. Visit and go on to The Old Country Store for a great fried chicken buffet lunch.

Visited June 2013
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