In May of 1962, the Grand Gulf Military Monument Park was officially opened, dedicated to preserving the memory of both the town and the battle in which occurred there. Located eight miles northwest of Port Gibson, Mississippi off Highway 61, this 400 acre landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes Fort Cobun and Fort Wade, the Grand Gulf Cemetery, a museum, campgrounds, picnic areas, hiking trails, an observation tower, and several restored buildings dating back to Grand Gulf's heyday.
Park guests can step back in time and relive history as it was made. Beginning at the museum, you can trace the development of Grand Gulf through early photographs, maps, scale models, and authentic artifacts found in the area. Coaches and carriages bear silent witness to the days when Grand Gulf was bustling with people; while Union and Confederate uniforms, cannon balls, and muskets remain to tell of the fierce fighting that took place during the latter stage of the Civil War.
The old town of Grand Gulf has an interesting history and the museum displays items from the early days of the booming town. Also in the museum are items such as a Mastodon bone, Civil War artifacts, items used and paper artifacts from the early 1800's up to the 1950's. Day visitors & campers are surprised at this wonderful park and museum. In the near future come and visit the past, at Grand Gulf.
For more information, take our online tour below and click on the pictures.
Grand Gulf Military Park is located Northwest of Port Gibson between Vicksburg and Natchez. Day visitors stop on their way north or south. Campers enjoy staying in our campground so they can travel to other areas without moving their rigs. In the museum are brochures on the surrounding areas and our staff will be happy to provide you with additional information and directions. Our goal is to help make your trip to our beautiful state one you will be able to enjoy as many of the sites as possible during your stay. However, do not be discouraged if you are not able to fit everything into your schedule. Many have made several trips and each time seeing different sites. We look forward to your visit.