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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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Boring Ship

Its an obvious attempt to use a nothing ship to bring in tourists. Major disappointment. The ship... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
GustavioB
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Sacramento, California
A Great Piece of History

The U.S.S. Cario Museum was a wonderful stop along the way. The Museum actually sits at the end of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
texanrver
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Fort Worth, Texas
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“civil war” (212 reviews)
“actual ship” (14 reviews)
“iron clad” (45 reviews)
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Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Its an obvious attempt to use a nothing ship to bring in tourists. Major disappointment. The ship looks interesting but what's the point when it has no military history?

Thank GustavioB
Reviewed 5 days ago

The U.S.S. Cario Museum was a wonderful stop along the way. The Museum actually sits at the end of the road throughout the National Military Park. The ship itself which was salvaged has put in a display setting that provides you with the opportunity to...More

Thank texanrver
Reviewed 6 days ago

We Loved seeing this Iron Clad!!! I didn't know they had boats like this during the Civil War - it was great to go through the museum then to be able to walk on the ship itself!! Really cool!!

Thank Gmhfay
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Such an interesting history that many thought was lost. Free admission, but consider making a donation to support our National Parks.

Thank Pattie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see while driving through the Vicksburg National Military Park. They did an awesome job of re-constructing the USS Cairo and allowing you to walk inside and around the ship allowed you to understand how the ship was built.

Thank CosmosMomLA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got to understand how these ships were constructed, to include hog chains to keep the ends from sagging. These shallow draft paddle wheelers were really well armed, and reasonably armored for the time.

Thank Doug_K17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique display of one of the most interesting artifacts from the Civil War. Very well maintained and documented.

Thank garthfam
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the full-sized replica of the U.S.S. Cairo in front of the museum to the displays of actual [personal] items of the soldiers aboard the ship, this is a small, well-organized site along your drive through Vicksburg NMP. We were amazed at the work that...More

Thank Oma77
Reviewed 1 week ago

This experience is absolutely riveting! You can see into the innards of the boat and imagine what it was like for the men onboard.

Thank ImGoneTraveling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this museum, particularly the refurbished ship. I loved that I was able to walk inside a Civil War-era ironclad ship -- really brought the history to life for me.

Thank Jill Z
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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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