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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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Sunk and recovered

One hundred years after this iron-clad boat was torpedoed into the Mississippi in 1862, it and many... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
carolmK577FR
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This was really cool. I was prepared to be disappointed, but it really surpassed my expectations... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
KSarahGH
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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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Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was really cool. I was prepared to be disappointed, but it really surpassed my expectations. The ship is remarkably well-preserved and there was a park ranger on site who was full of information about how the men on the ship lived. There are many...More

Thank KSarahGH
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you see or read anything on the Civil War along the Mississippi (Fort Henry, Ft. Donnelson - of "unconditional surrender fame, Vicksburg, etc.) you will see frequent reference to ironclad gunboats. I always had a vague sense of what they were, but actually seeing...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was something like out of the movie"Sahara" Never really new too much abaout these. The most fascinating ship I have ever see. We froze, but it still was worth seeing. So don't leve the park without seeing the best part.

Thank emily0463
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing to see the skeleton and equipment found at the bottom of the river. Very well displayed so you get a feeling about the real size of the ship. Museum had terrific displays of the hundreds of artifacts retrieved when the ship was found in...More

Thank AnnTRockHill_SC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This ironclad ship was sunk by a torpedo(most probably what today we'd call a mine) and was later brought up and partially reconstructed to be exhibited at this small museum within the battlefield area. The ironclad itself is shown under a canopy pavilion but inside...More

Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like that you are able to actually walk on the ship. Even though some of the ship was missing you are able to get a good feel for how massive this vessel is. The museum has a lot of items that were on board...More

Thank denisegdavid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very very interesting ...this ship must have been a scary site back then displayed very well a must see!!!

Thank Dazelll
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The display and preservation of the Cairo was quite interesting. The museum was really nice and laid out well It has some really interesting artifacts.

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent time here after seeing the Vicksburg National Cemetery. The manner in which they laid out this ship is impressive. You are allowed onto the ship to get a more direct view of how it was built & its massiveness. A...More

Thank Alexander M
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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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