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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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Step Back In Time & See How The Civil War Transpired

A great display of how far we progressed and the importance of the Mississippi River in regards to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
PastorBC
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Time capsule

Similar to The Arabia Museum in Kansas City but too little info about the recovery and restoration... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Tour the first boat to be sunk by a torpedo.
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  • Average1%
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Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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"piece of history"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A great display of how far we progressed and the importance of the Mississippi River in regards to our nation's commerce. This ship demonstrates a great example of naval strategies in regards to war. It is well worth seeing and exploring.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Similar to The Arabia Museum in Kansas City but too little info about the recovery and restoration. Ed Beers $23 book’s photo pages should be on display.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On the tour through the winding hills. Well preserved attraction for history buffs. Can smell the old wood. Nice gift shop. Has restrooms, but only open til 5. Good view nearby of Mississippi river area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fact that this boat was found in the river after being sunk 100 years is profound!! The restoration is fabulous and being able to walk on the actual ship was such a rare adventure. We thoroughly enjoyed this museum. Children would have to be...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had never heard of the Cairo, either it’s sinking during the Civil War or it’s raising from the bottom of the Yazoo River a hundred years later. The display of the partially restored ironclad is well done. You and walk around and inside it. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We toured the USS Cairo and the museum while on a tour of the national military Park. We enjoyed walking through the ship and learning about how it was equipped and used during the Civil War. The museum displayed a great number of actual artifacts...More

Thank Don D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very well done exhibit within the Battlefield Park. The adjoining museum is very informative. You really should stop and check it out.

Thank Milonguero23
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating. What an interesting piece of history. Nicely done. Gives one a full picture of the Civil War history in the Vicksburg area

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent preservation & presentation, so very interesting and informative well worth visiting. Cannot recommend it highly enough...

Thank Lee P
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

One hundred years after this iron-clad boat was torpedoed into the Mississippi in 1862, it and many artifacts within it were recovered. One of seven of these boats made for the Union Army, it was powered by steam driven paddles. Part of General Grant's bold...More

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bamnjam
1 May 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
29 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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