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Vicksburg National Military Park

Acreage       Address      Climate       E-Mail Address     Entrance Fees       Established     
Hours of Operation
       Location         Telephone Numbers       Visitation

                      Vicksburg National Military Park -   1,728 acres
                      Vicksburg National Cemetery   -         116 acres

                       Vicksburg National Military Park
                       3201 Clay Street
                       Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183

Sunny, with humid rainy periods throughout the year. Sudden and severe thunderstorms are common.  Mild winters (December-February) with lows below 32 degrees Fahrenheit . Summers (May-September) are hot and humid.  Daily high temperatures exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit.  Summer humidity ranges from 75-100%.

Wear comfortable sportswear in season, with walking or hiking shoes recommended.

Current weather information is available from the National Weather Service, Jackson, MS   
(50 miles east of Vicksburg).


E-Mail Address
Send us an e-mail message. If you have questions about the park or this website
                       you can contact us at the following address:


             newenv.gif (1026 bytes)     VICK_Interpretation@nps.gov


Entrance Fees
      Daily (single) admission fee (valid 7 days):         $8.00 per vehicle, 
                                                          $4.00 per non-commercial bus passenger. 
      Vicksburg annual 
                   (park) pass is:                  $20.00 
      National Parks Pass is:               $50.00 
      Golden Eagle Hologram is:        $15.00 
      Golden Age passport,                $10.00 
        for US citizens 62 and 
        over,  available for a one 
        time administrative fee:              
      Golden Access passport 
           (for disabled) available:         Free (upon proof)
      Commercial vehicles
       1-6 passenger capacity is:            $30.00 
       7-25 passenger capacity is:          $40.00 
       Over 25 passenger capacity is:   $100.00

Donation boxes for monument restoration services are available at both park visitor

Vicksburg National Military Park was established February 21, 1899. It was the fifth national military park created by Congress.  Ownership was transferred from the U.S. Department of War to the U.S. Department of the Interior August 10, 1933.  It is the eighth oldest national park in the United States.  


Hours of Operation
Vicksburg is open year-round.  The park Tour Road: Open daily from 8:00am to dusk. The Visitor Center and USS Cairo Museum are closed on December 25 (Christmas Day).

          Visitor Center:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; 
          Cairo Museum: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., November to March; 
                                  9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., April to October.

Warren County, west-central Mississippi and Madison Parish, northeast Louisiana.  The park entrance is 1/4 mile north of Interstate 20, use exit 4B.   Mileage Chart 


Telephone Number:

Give us a call. We're open every day except Christmas (December 25) from 8:00am-5:00pm Central Time.  Our telephone numbers are:

          Visitor Center, (601) 636-0583

         Cairo Museum, (601) 636-2199




2004 - 913,391
2003 - 914,501
2002 - 1,067,135
2001 - 934,447
2000 - 968,884
1999 - 1,023,728
1998 - 1,000,369
1997 - 866,980
1996 - 998,103
1995 - 862,801
1994 - 832,362
1993 - 983,758
1992 - 919,033
1991 - 765,085
1990- 620,568


A complete month by month listing is available on this website.  See park visitation statistics

Last update: Sunday, January 18, 2004
Editor: R. C. Smith

Vicksburg National Military Park
3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
(601) 636-0583

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