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Vicksburg Park announces candlelight tour

Posted: Updated: May 9, 2013 02:09 PM

VICKSBURG, Ms., (KNOE 8 News) - Vicksburg National Military Park invites visitors to step back in time for and evening candlelight walk in Vicksburg National Cemetery. There, visitors will meet those that made the supreme sacrifice and shaped the story of our nation.

Tours begin on May 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., and depart every half-hour. Tours will last approximately one hour. Participants are urged to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring flashlights, and dress appropriately for weather on this half-mile walk along the cemetery road.

Vicksburg National Cemetery can be reached by turning north on Cherry Street from Clay Street. Cherry Street becomes Fort Hill Drive and terminates at the back gate of the military park. Parking will be in the USS CAIRO parking lot. Visitors are encouraged to bring flashlights.

This event is free, however, reservations are required. Each tour is limited to 25 visitors.

For reservations and directions, please call (601) 636-0583

Tour Times: 7:00, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00, 8:30 and 9:00.

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