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U.S.S. Cairo Museum

Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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This was really cool. I was prepared to be disappointed, but it really surpassed my expectations... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
KSarahGH
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Houston, Texas
Stop Here and See This

If you see or read anything on the Civil War along the Mississippi (Fort Henry, Ft. Donnelson - of... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
ElaineAndGreg
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Chesterland, Ohio
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Tour the first boat to be sunk by a torpedo.
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Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

This was really cool. I was prepared to be disappointed, but it really surpassed my expectations. The ship is remarkably well-preserved and there was a park ranger on site who was full of information about how the men on the ship lived. There are many...More

Thank KSarahGH
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

If you see or read anything on the Civil War along the Mississippi (Fort Henry, Ft. Donnelson - of "unconditional surrender fame, Vicksburg, etc.) you will see frequent reference to ironclad gunboats. I always had a vague sense of what they were, but actually seeing...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

This was something like out of the movie"Sahara" Never really new too much abaout these. The most fascinating ship I have ever see. We froze, but it still was worth seeing. So don't leve the park without seeing the best part.

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing to see the skeleton and equipment found at the bottom of the river. Very well displayed so you get a feeling about the real size of the ship. Museum had terrific displays of the hundreds of artifacts retrieved when the ship was found in...More

Thank AnnTRockHill_SC
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

This ironclad ship was sunk by a torpedo(most probably what today we'd call a mine) and was later brought up and partially reconstructed to be exhibited at this small museum within the battlefield area. The ironclad itself is shown under a canopy pavilion but inside...More

Thank ARodriguezP
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I like that you are able to actually walk on the ship. Even though some of the ship was missing you are able to get a good feel for how massive this vessel is. The museum has a lot of items that were on board...More

Thank denisegdavid
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Very very interesting ...this ship must have been a scary site back then displayed very well a must see!!!

Thank Dazelll
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

The display and preservation of the Cairo was quite interesting. The museum was really nice and laid out well It has some really interesting artifacts.

Thank Matt M
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

My wife and I spent time here after seeing the Vicksburg National Cemetery. The manner in which they laid out this ship is impressive. You are allowed onto the ship to get a more direct view of how it was built & its massiveness. A...More

Thank Alexander M
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

The USS Cairo Museum is inside the Vicksburg battle site so you can see both in the same day. There is a little gift shop/restroom on the site if needed. The Cairo allows you to explore the ship, see the inner workings and read up...More

Thank JHChicago2014
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bamnjam
30 April 2017|
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Response from Brenda V | Reviewed this property |
No. It is a National Park. Fee per car. If you're a Veteran, you can get a lifetime pass good for all National parks.
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BillGasch
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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