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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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Amazing!

Wonderful - albeit small museum. A must see when in the National park. Wonderful artifacts and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LakefrontLady
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Gotha, Florida
A Must-See Stop

Be sure to stop to see and board the raised ship. Excellent signs and views. Then visit the free... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jbwhitehouse
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Dallas, Texas
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Tour the first boat to be sunk by a torpedo.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
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“actual ship” (14 reviews)
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Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful - albeit small museum. A must see when in the National park. Wonderful artifacts and nice little souvenir shop. The sheer size of the Cairo is unbelievable....and that it was dug up from the bottom of the Mississippi.

Thank LakefrontLady
Reviewed 2 days ago

Be sure to stop to see and board the raised ship. Excellent signs and views. Then visit the free museum to learn more and see artifacts found on the ship sunk in 1862. Closes 4:45 pm.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 3 days ago

Seriously. My husband and I could not drag ourselves out of this museum. Both engineers, and both with fathers who served in the Navy, we were spellbound by the artifacts, the drawings and the ship itself! You can walk on a platform above the ship...More

Thank D F
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had no previous knowledge of the USS Cairo and found this to be the most interesting part of the Vicksburg National Military Park. Not to be missed.

Thank JMCKingsland_GA
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was the highlight of the Vicksburg battle field tour for me. Previously, I had only seen pictures of the old ironclads, but to be able to actually go inside it and see how it operated was wonderful. I enjoyed the museum, as well, with...More

Thank Paladine5
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Seeing this boat and all of the artifacts from it is simply amazing! I'm so glad people years ago recovered so much from the river.

Thank Dawn A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The "reconstructed" USS Cairo and the associated museum are well with a visit. Impressive, interesting, informative, something for all ages ... very well done.

Thank PKPISC
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see as part of the park tour. Museum is undercover with easy access from auto. The vessel can be easily viewed from auto to get the full impression. However up close is best. Great information about Mississippi River vessels and the Cairo in...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grest museum and ship ! This was in the middle of the driving tour so it was good to get out and walk.

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The USS Cairo museum is a very unique museum. The museum showcases a recovered Civil War ironclad that sunk in the battle of Vicksburg. You can see the parts of the ship and the construction over the remains allows you to get a sense of...More

Thank Trey G
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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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