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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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Awesome!

Here you get to see a real piece of history! This ship was raised from where it was sunk and placed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Al G G
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Dallas, Texas
Definite must see in the Vicksburg Military Park

Whether in Vicksburg or touring the Military Park be sure to stop at this museum. This is the last... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
USMEagleFan
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Mississippi Gulf Coast
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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

Here you get to see a real piece of history! This ship was raised from where it was sunk and placed in an exhibit so that you can see it up close. You can actually walk onto this ship. Numerous artifacts are exhibited in the...More

Thank Al G G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Whether in Vicksburg or touring the Military Park be sure to stop at this museum. This is the last of the ironclads that served in the War of Northern Aggression (aka Civil War). Very well put together and interesting. Plan to spend about 30-45min here...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Haven’t seen anything like it at a civil war battlefield. The thing I most looked forward to in the park. The first attraction in a long time that makes me sorry that I can’t add photos from my iPhone camera to share with readers

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Half way round the Vicksburg National Military Park, the road opens onto a view of the winding Mississippi and the Cemetery to the dead of Vicksburg. Here also, is the USS Cairo Museum. Control of the Mississippi was essential to both sides of the conflict...More

Thank johnlmartin46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a surprise for me as I didn't realise that there was an ironclad within the civil war park. We spent about an hour walking round the ship and looking at the relics that were found when the ship was raised. Very interesting, well...More

Thank digger2007
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped on our way back from a football weekend in Ruston. Truly a great facility, well kept and with a very helpful staff. We will visit again to see more of the park.

Thank bamadawgs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here while on a tour of the battlefield. Amazing to read the story of the Cairo and it's recovery. A stop here is an opportunity to see history discovered and restored before your eyes.

Thank Sojournwithme
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing display. Besides the amazing artifacts, there is an amazing job of display and education here at this exhibit. You will learn so much about the Civil War, the technology, the tactics, the way of life and amazing engineering skills of the time...More

Thank RickyFlynt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kudos to those who retrieved and then placed the ironclad as they did. This display is remarkable. The adjoining museum is also very fascinating and well laid out for guests to see items used on board the ship.

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hadn’t expected the huge size of this ship, impressive. Good to wander round and on the ship. There’s a museum but we didn’t go in. The cost is included in your park admission, so do make sure you go - it was our favourite...More

Thank SAHoulwood8284
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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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