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Vicksburg National Military Park commemorates siege anniversary with Licensed Battlefield Guided Walking Tours on May 19, 20, and 22

May 19 - May 22

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Vicksburg National Military Park will be commemorating the 160th anniversary of the May 19th and 22nd 1863 Union assaults with a series of walking tours by Licensed Battlefield Guides on-site where these clashes occurred. Five walking tours at four locations including the Graveyard Road, Jackson Road, 2nd Texas Lunette, and Railroad Redoubt will bring visitors across the hallowed landscape where Union and Confederate soldiers clashed for control of Vicksburg during the American Civil War.

Walking tours are 30-40 minutes in length and will be on paved, level portions of the tour road unless otherwise noted. Program participants will be bussed from the park visitor center to the program locations. The Graveyard Road’s eastbound lane will be closed to vehicle traffic for pedestrian use only from Friday, May 19 through Monday, May 22, 2023. Temporary signs depicting soldiers’ experiences from the battle will be posted along the closed road to enhance the visitor experience.

All guided tours are limited to 40 people and registering is mandatory. Individuals interested in participating in these walking tour can sign up at: Each tour has a registration link where they can secure a place to attend each tour.

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May 19
May 22
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Vicksburg National Military Park
3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg,MS39183United States
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