12006 Grand Gulf Road, Port Gibson Mississippi 39150
601-437-5911 Fax 601-437-2929
Located 10 miles northwest of Port Gibson, this was the site of the shelling of Confederate forts Cobun and Wade by Union ironclad gunboats. The 400-acre park, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, includes the forts, hiking trails, a cemetery, an observation tower and several restored buildings. A museum in the visitor center contains photographs, scale models and items commemorating local history.
Museum open daily; closed major holidays. Group rates available with prior reservations. Park open daily.
Other History nearby:
(Vicksburg) Balfour House
(Vicksburg) Belle of the Bends
(Vicksburg) Biedenharn Candy Company Museum
(Vicksburg) Biedenharn Museum of Coca-Cola Museum
(Vicksburg) Civil War Living History
05/17 Coming to The Port Gibson area
World Catfish Festival Belzoni MS April6 This whiskers and fin festival held every April celebrates the world's largest catfish fry. Bands ranging from Gospel, Country, to Rock-n-Roll and Blues! Free Kids Zone!
World Famous Armidillo Festival Hamburg AR May1-4 The World Famous Armidillo Festival takes place on Hamburg's town square and the surrounding blocks. Local bands play on Friday night of the festival and all day Saturday to ensure your weekend is the best.
Louisiana Peach Fest Ruston LA June21-22 The fun begins on Friday in Ruston’s historic Railroad Park at 6:30 p.m. with Dixie Tradition, followed by a return festival appearance by Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band at 8:30 p.m.
Le Festival de la Viande Boucanee Ville Platte LA June29-30 This festival, which translates into the "Smoked Meat Festival", has a World Championship Cookoff, culinary demos, Cajun smokehouse in action, and Cajun Heritage exhibitions. Thirty hours of non-stop music are also an attraction of the festival.
Cracklin Festival Port Barre LA November8 This festival is held in November in Port Barre. Four days of fun include family entertainment, Cajun and Country music, food, cooking contests, arts and crafts, and a parade.