Military Park reopens amid water emergency

Published 10:56 am Friday, May 19, 2017

A message from the Vicksburg National Military Park


Vicksburg National Military Park is open having secured limited portable toilets for the visitor center and USS Cairo Museum.

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Free bottled water is available to park visitors at both locations for their visit. Visitors are encouraged to take water and hydrate. Daytime temperatures are expected to exceed 90 degrees for the next few days.

Restroom capacity is limited. Tour busses must encourage their passengers to use their onboard restroom facilities. If the park’s restroom capacity is exceeded and adequate sanitation facilities cannot be provided, the park will have to close.

Travelers are reminded that this water shortage applies to the entire city of Vicksburg, and should plan ahead.

Updates will be posted on the park’s website at and Facebook at