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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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As part of the Vicksburg National Military Park, the Cairo Ironclad Museum is included in the tour. This is a must see! Even if you are not a huge history buff, you will not be... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Located half way through the drive through of the Vicksburg battlefield Park. This is a good spot to stop and cool off. So pull over and park, and walk up the long ramp to the Cairo. Walk through the battleship and visit the gift shop. Then continue your drive through the last half of the park refreshed. We got a... More 

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

As part of the Vicksburg National Military Park, the Cairo Ironclad Museum is included in the tour. This is a must see! Even if you are not a huge history buff, you will not be disappointed in seeing this monument to history and the war-type engineering utilized during the Civil War. To be able to walk onto this relic of... More 

Thank opheliavoyager
Wellington, KS
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I am a history buff and loved the place. Museum is small but the boat is the show. You are able to go inside and really get a feel for its size and think of what it must have been like to be a crew member.

Thank Dusty D
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I was surprised at how many personal items were recovered from the shipwreck after such a long period of time. Great display of the ship and the museum!

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This was another pleasant surprise in the Vicksburg National park! Really gives you a reality check in regards to past engineering! The ship is very well preserved and presented along with the adjoining museum. Being able to walk through portions of the vessel gives you an appreciation of how massive the warship was and how tough and noisy it must... More 

Thank SnargyBoy
Flowood, Mississippi
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is an amazing piece of history, as they dredged this war ship from the bottom of the river, and reassembled it. It's amazing, and you will be quite thunderstruck when you see it.

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Grapeland, Texas
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

The way it is displayed is great! You see the original ship and they've added supports to give the idea of what it looked like when whole. It is so nice that it is covered because it was a super hot day yet not so bad in the shade. While we couldn't go into the wreckage with our dog we... More 

Thank Connie C
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I could not believe the ship was that in tact. The video on the recovery is fascinating. Very glad to see the exhibit with my family.

Thank Jeremy L
Rogers, Arkansas
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

It doesn't take long to tour and is educational and interesting. Loved the antiquities. Recommend even with small children

Thank Deanna S
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

My family loved seeing the USS Cairo and the museum in the tourist center of the military park. This was the best part of the park.

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