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U.S.S. Cairo Museum

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Address: Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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Tour the first boat to be sunk by a torpedo.

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Great display of artifacts

Story about the USS Cairo was very interesting and the many artifacts were grouped by categories and amazingly preserved.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Story about the USS Cairo was very interesting and the many artifacts were grouped by categories and amazingly preserved.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressive gunboat which you can walk in, really helping to understand naval life during that time.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunk in 1862 by two underwater mines, this ironclad gunboat is a rarity. There are lots of artifacts in the museum as well. Worth seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a war buff, this is a must see. If you enjoy history, this is a must see. If you're inched it in archaeology, this is a must see. The park has done a great job and reassembling the remains of this classic ironclad Civil War ship.

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Lucedale, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's amazing to see the original pieces of the U.S.S Cairo! The indoor museum is full of pieces found aboard the boat. It's like a walk back in time! Must see!

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is amazing. this boat was discovered and restored to good condition. Reminds me of the Vasa Museum in Stockholm but on a much smaller scale. A must see for history buffs.

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Ozark, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This part of the national park tour is so amazing, you get to walk over the boat and you can get great pictures and the museum has all types of items they brought up from the boat, you can take all the pictures you want and you get to go at your own pace, the history here is so amazing... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this place. It is a fascinating example of the rescue and restoration of an ironclad. There is also a great little museum with many artifacts from the era. Highly recommend a stop. It is free after you have paid admission to the park.

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Kirbyville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the history of this place. Enjoy more every time we go. # 3 for us. Be sure and go inside the museum

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Brookfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Offers a great understanding of the knowledge and engineering of the times along with the strength and courage of our Citizens of the US

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