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. Using our custom trip planner, Vicksburg attractions like U.S.S. Cairo Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We toured the USS Cairo and the museum while on a tour of the national military Park. We enjoyed walking through the ship and learning about how it was equipped and used during the Civil War. The muse...  more »
  • A very well done exhibit within the Battlefield Park. The adjoining museum is very informative. You really should stop and check it out.  more »
  • Fascinating. What an interesting piece of history. Nicely done. Gives one a full picture of the Civil War history in the Vicksburg area  more »
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  • Free with park fee. Lots of original items recovered from the boat. You'll spend at least 20 minutes here. Good place for restroom stop while in the park. Nice parking lot and next to cemetery.
  • The Cairo Museum is really interesting. You can walk on the ship and see how it worked. There is also a museum indoors that has a lot of items that were recovered when the ship was brought up from the Mississippi river bottom. I would definitely recommend stopping and checking it out.
  • This was a place I have wanted to visit for a long time and it didn't dissapoint. They let you get on the only remaining city class gun boat! It has a nice museum right next to it, which is all about iron class and sailors. Plus picnic tables scattered around to eat at.
  • Loved this place. To see and to get that close to an old iron clad ship is really neat. The museum was lackluster, but not bad.
  • great museum! its got a lot of cool artifacts and its really cool how they restored the original ship.

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