3201 Clay St, Vicksburg MS 39183
A visitor center, the USS Cairo Museum and Gunboat, and 16 miles of tour road acquaint visitors with the campaign and siege of Vicksburg. The visitor center features a film, exhibits and other information about touring the site. The Cairo Museum houses the restored ironclad sunk by a Confederate “torpedo” during the campaign and an in-depth look at the naval role at Vicksburg. The driving tour takes visitors to waysides at the various remaining fortifications and other points of interest. Units outside the main park cover other Vicksburg forts and — across the river — the last remaining section of “Grant’s Canal.”
Visitor center open daily 8 am–5 pm. USS Cairo Museum open 8:30 am–5 pm daily.
$12/private vehicle, $5/walk-in or bike-in.
601-636-0583 (visitor center)
601-636-2199 (Cairo Museum)