RV Travel with Kids

Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi

As a child my family visited the Vicksburg National Military Park just about every year. It is the preserved battlefield of the Battle of Vicksburg; the park overlooks the Mississippi River.

We once took a picnic and some pieces cardboard and slid down the grassy hills. As I grew older my scout troop visited the park regularly; we would walk the park which is either 7 or 16 miles, depending which turn you take.

I took my fiancé, who was from NC, there shortly after he proposed. We spent the walk planning our lives together. I remember it was June and quite warm, and we didn't have quite enough water with us. Fortunately, we came across a lemonade stand as we were leaving the park. That was a lovely day.

If you are traveling through the great state of Mississippi, I highly recommend visiting the Vicksburg National Military Park. If you are just driving through the state this is a great place to get out and stretch your legs. It is also rather easy to get to from the interstate. You can either walk or drive through the park, and it is a great place for a picnic.

If you walk take lots of water. There is a museum which is air conditioned. There are also monuments throughout the park to the various regiments that fought in the battle. The park is on the Mississippi River and there is an interesting exhibit of a Civil War ironclad. Here's the website: http://www.nps.gov/vick/index.htm

Comments for Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 12, 2011
by: Emilyn at RV Travel with Kids

This is on my bucket list now.Thanks for being a valued member of the RV community.Join our free forums to continue to connect.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Attractions-Mississippi.

Join our mailing list, get a FREE copy of "100 Road Trip Activities for Kids" !

100 Road Trip Activities for Kids

make money with your rv

RVs on eBay!

rv-campers-on-ebay; buy rv campers and trucks on eBay

Find RVs, Motor Homes, 5th Wheelers, Travel Trailers on eBay.

campground-memberships; get the scoop on campground memberships

| RV Home | RV Blog | Disclosure | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Search |
Copyright © 2008-2014 RV Travel with Kids
Return to top
RV Travel with Kids