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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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Ancient Ship, Resurrected from the Muddy Waters

This awesome bit of history is being lovingly restored from its wreckage and drawings. The iron... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CBGeorgia
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Jefferson, Georgia
Fascinating

i thought that the remains of the ship were very well displayed and the indoor area which has some... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DoloresCheshire
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Houston, Texas
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Tour the first boat to be sunk by a torpedo.
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“civil war” (218 reviews)
“actual ship” (14 reviews)
“iron clad” (46 reviews)
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Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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Reviewed yesterday

This awesome bit of history is being lovingly restored from its wreckage and drawings. The iron clad ship was new in the Civil War era, and this one was sunk by a mine the Confederate Army had laid in the Mississippi River. You can see...More

Thank CBGeorgia
Reviewed 2 days ago

i thought that the remains of the ship were very well displayed and the indoor area which has some of the items found on or near the USS Cairo were also very interesting.

Thank DoloresCheshire
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You'll never forget your visit there. The personal items of the Union soldiers who drowned during their siege of Vicksburg, and the Cairo itself! As a Southerner secondly and an American first, I am always amazed at the courage of these men. I can't visit...More

Thank Posh1609
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great museum with wonderful display of recovered ironclad sunk during the Civil War. Well done display of artifacts recovered. Wonderful example of Nautical Archeology.

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Part of the Vicksburg National Military Park Driving tour about half way through. Not only is the Cairo a wonderful site to see the museum contains many more pieces of history to tell a complete story.

Thank RFoley44
Reviewed 4 days ago

this was sunk and pulled out of the Mississippi River after about 100 years ,easy walk from car and well worth it quite a story.

Thank _rickrichards1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Samuel M. Pook and built by river engineer James B. Eads. Cairo was constructed at Mound City, Illinois, and commissioned in January 1862. The Cairo was destined to see only limited action in the engagement at Plum Point in May and in the battle of...More

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved the outdoor exhibit. The ironclad has been setup so that you can walk inside and around to get a perspective of it's size and construction. The indoor exhibit has the ships bell along with many artifacts that were raised with the ship. Hiking...More

Thank Troy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful display of the Cairo. The resurrected ship has been painstakingly cared for. The condition shows where it was hit by mines and sunk in 35 feet of the muddy Yazoo River during the siege of Vicksburg 1863. When the ship was...More

Thank N B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was riding motorcycles down the Natchez Trace and stopped by to see Military Park WOW this is a must see when in the area. The USS Cairo is unbelievable, as is the rest of Military Park. Had never been to a Civil War battlefield and...More

1  Thank Tom P
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bamnjam
Do I have to buy a ticket far in advance?
1 May 2017|
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Response from yelir49 | Reviewed this property |
No. Open public venue plenty of room for everyone.
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BillGasch
We will go to Vicksburg 9/4/16, should we try to see it Sunday late (drive 400 mi drive from Denton TX) or wait for Monday morning (Labor dat)?
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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