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U.S.S. Cairo Museum, Vicksburg

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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 USS Cairo Museum and exhibit, is an incredible stop during a Vicksburg tour ! Very interesting display of Civil War era Navy craftsmanship. The display is very unique and an excellent way to view ...  more »
  • This historic restoration museum is a gem hidden in the Vicksburg Military park. It's restoration is partial so you still get to see the reality of war. There is a great collection of artifacts as wel...  more »
  • Sunk by a Confederate torpedo (mine), the Yankee Ironclad U.S.S. Cairo lay in the river mud for over 100 years before being salvaged and finally put on display in the Vicksburg National Military Park.  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