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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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Fascinating!

Great video that described the great lengths they had to go to to finally raise the Cairo. Amazing... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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Inside the National park

We stopped here while touring the National Battleground. The gunboat Cairo is the original that was... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
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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 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great video that described the great lengths they had to go to to finally raise the Cairo. Amazing piece of history!

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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here while touring the National Battleground. The gunboat Cairo is the original that was sunk near Vicksburg. After looking over the boat, go inside the museum and watch the short film about how they savaged it.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I give this 3 stars because it could have a lot more, but with what they have it was a good stop on the national park driving tour. The ship is very cool to look at and you walk inside the ship as well. There...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I thought this was the highlight of the park. The over 6000 artifacts rescued from the bottom of the river tell a story of naval life in the mid-1860's. Make sure to save enough time to see this. We had about an...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We really enjoyed this exhibit. VERY WELL DONE and so educational. Amazing to see the construction of this battleship. Brings home even more, what the battles must have been like for Vicksburg.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This is not a big museum but it is very interesting place to see the USS Cairo was really neat and you can walk on it as well. Then in the little shop off to the side they have a museum with some artifacts inside...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The museum is inside of the Vicksburg Military Park so you will have to buy a ticket into the park. The museum will take less than an hour to tour and has the boat in display to walk around. Very interesting place.

Thank Lois G
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Boat was raised from river. It and the museum were very interesting. Boat was outside under a huge tarp like structure. Has a bit of walking.

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

This armored gunboat survived less than a year in the Civil War. It was discovered and raised in 1964. The restoration is well displayed and the attached museum is well done. It is part of the Vicksburg National Military Park. Free admission.

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

In December of 1862, the Union ironclad gunboat Cairo and several other vessels steamed up the Mississippi River north of Vicksburg to destroy Confederate batteries. Suddenly, two quick explosions tore holes in the Cairo’s bottom and in minutes she lay on the river bottom, only...More

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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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