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Grand Gulf Military Monument Park

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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.

Location: 12006 Grand Gulf Road, Port Gibson Mississippi 39150 Telephone 601-437-5911 Fax 601-437-2929

Other History nearby:
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(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

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