A New Civil War Museum is Coming To Vicksburg

Lampasas Bill

Sep 24, 2018
I know that most of us hope our visit to an NPS battlefield will include an in-depth museum with tons of artifacts, but most sites were not intended to have extensive museums. They have visitor centers, which serve a different function: to provide enough information to allow visitors to understand what they are about to experience. The battlefield is the single, unique object in the site's "collection." More is sometimes better, but I think that in general the NPS visitor centers do an excellent job of fulfilling their mission in regard to the battlefields they protect and interpret.