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U.S.S. Cairo Museum, Vicksburg
(4.7/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
At U.S.S. Cairo Museum see one of the boats built by the North during the Civil War. The ironclad ship was constructed to help take control of the lower Mississippi River. Shortly after launching, it was was hit by two torpedoes and sank. The remains were lifted from the bottom of the Mississippi in 1962 and transported to Vicksburg. You can visit the reconstructed ship, an excellent example of early modern warfare engineering, under a shaded pavilion. Head inside to see artifacts, such as the soldiers' supplies, weapons, and munitions. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Vicksburg holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the U.S.S. Cairo Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The U.S.S. Cairo is a an historical gem. It is great to see an iron clad and the restoration work that has been done. It is great to walk this amazing bit of history. A great stop in a great military ...  more »
  • I was on a one month tour of the USA and drove through Vicksburg. I wanted to know more about the historic battle and toured the battlefield and also the Cairo exhibit. The Cairo "battleship " had bee...  more »
  • Most folks do not understand the role played by the Navy and ironclads in the Civil War. This museum provides an intriguing insight into this little known page of history. An opportunity to walk on, i...  more »
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  • Great getaway. Great atmosphere. I go at least four times a year
  • The best tour stop in in the state! No other “Brown Water Navy” gunboat anywhere.
  • Very nice. We learned a lot. Friendly Rangers. Highly recommended
  • This single attraction is worth the price of the entire tour. If I had it do do over I would skip the driving your and go straight here. Amazing.
  • Worth the stop since already paid to get in. The staff happily answered all my questions. Free tour with knowledgeable guide at 10:00am and 2:00pm