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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

Awesome ship with a fascinating history. Lots of recovered artifacts. You’re able to walk out... read more

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NanaFradette
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Civil War ironclad riverboat

Interesting to see an actual ironclad boat, right from your history class/book. Not in good... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
97ozhappy
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Alexandria, Virginia
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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 yesterday via mobile

Awesome ship with a fascinating history. Lots of recovered artifacts. You’re able to walk out into the deck of the ship. No cost.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting to see an actual ironclad boat, right from your history class/book. Not in good condition but can easily see how the iron was clad to the wood.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique opportunity to view an original iron clad ship. Worth the trip to Vicksburg just to see this. Highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the U.S.S. Museum. I wasn't that interested in the boat. My husband was more interested in it than I was. One of the staff was giving a brief tour of the museum and I thought that was more interesting.

1  Thank tks617
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Civil War ironclad ship is huge and amazingly intact. The ship is displayed outside under a canopy, with a walkway onto one of its decks. Inside the nearby building, the museum displays amazing artifacts found in the ship which illustrate how the crew lived...More

1  Thank Ace J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am simply amazed by the efforts that were made to recover and rebuild this ironclad ship! The museum has so many great artifacts recovered from this ship. We were able to truly place ourselves mentally on this ship with the artifacts and the ability...More

1  Thank veeter633
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the USS Cairo exhibit. The technology feat to retrieve it from the river and then restore it is a story in itself. It is also great to be able to see a specimen and walk through it. Very interesting site.

2  Thank claude_monnier
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you look at this ship and realize that it took a ton of coal an hour to keep the steam up, it is incredible it could float. It must have been horrible for the men who had to work on the ship, the conditions...More

2  Thank O5722CEvirginiam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you've come to the battlefield, you'll also get access to the USS Cairo, one of the very first iron-clad ships ever built. It was sunk prior to the battle Vicksburg is so famous for. It's in almost pristine condition, and walking through the ship...More

1  Thank Max T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best part of the Vicksburg National Military Park. Not being a history buff I was truely indatuated with this area. Along with the reminates of the USS Cairo the museum houses artifacts found when the ironclad shp was salvaged.

Thank Dee C
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Mary A
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No but they can be outside
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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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