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U.S.S. Cairo Museum

Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
1-636-0583
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one of the high points of the tour

impressed with the preservation/restoration of this war ship. Museum had tons of materails that... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
stellalou2016
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Round Rock, Texas
Very interesting

Ver ymuch enjoyed the exhibit. Gives a person the opportunity to gin a perspective on the and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
michael m
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Tour the first boat to be sunk by a torpedo.
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“actual ship” (14 reviews)
“iron clad” (46 reviews)
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Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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Reviewed 4 days ago

impressed with the preservation/restoration of this war ship. Museum had tons of materails that were pulled out of the "ship wreck" it was underwater for 102 years - a must stop for any history buff.

Thank stellalou2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ver ymuch enjoyed the exhibit. Gives a person the opportunity to gin a perspective on the and construction tecniques utilized at the time. Lots of artifacts and some interesting knowledge. for example , the commander not only lost this vessel, but two others he was...More

Thank michael m
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was the best part of the battlefield tour for me. The remains of the ironclad was raised and restored in its full size. The boat itself is out of doors, under a very large tent. You can walk on to the decks, look at...More

Thank MWK51
Reviewed 1 week ago

This awesome bit of history is being lovingly restored from its wreckage and drawings. The iron clad ship was new in the Civil War era, and this one was sunk by a mine the Confederate Army had laid in the Mississippi River. You can see...More

Thank CBGeorgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

i thought that the remains of the ship were very well displayed and the indoor area which has some of the items found on or near the USS Cairo were also very interesting.

Thank DoloresCheshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You'll never forget your visit there. The personal items of the Union soldiers who drowned during their siege of Vicksburg, and the Cairo itself! As a Southerner secondly and an American first, I am always amazed at the courage of these men. I can't visit...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum with wonderful display of recovered ironclad sunk during the Civil War. Well done display of artifacts recovered. Wonderful example of Nautical Archeology.

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the Vicksburg National Military Park Driving tour about half way through. Not only is the Cairo a wonderful site to see the museum contains many more pieces of history to tell a complete story.

Thank RFoley44
Reviewed 1 week ago

this was sunk and pulled out of the Mississippi River after about 100 years ,easy walk from car and well worth it quite a story.

Thank _rickrichards1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Samuel M. Pook and built by river engineer James B. Eads. Cairo was constructed at Mound City, Illinois, and commissioned in January 1862. The Cairo was destined to see only limited action in the engagement at Plum Point in May and in the battle of...More

Thank Michael B
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bamnjam
Do I have to buy a ticket far in advance?
30 April 2017|
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Response from yelir49 | Reviewed this property |
No. Open public venue plenty of room for everyone.
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BillGasch
We will go to Vicksburg 9/4/16, should we try to see it Sunday late (drive 400 mi drive from Denton TX) or wait for Monday morning (Labor dat)?
28 August 2016|
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Response from byers87 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I did not see your question in time to help. I hope you chose to wait to have more time.
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