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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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  • My husband and I ended up in Vicksburg on a fluke. We live in SE Texas and was head ed to vacation in Destin, FL. The majority of Louisiana was under water and parts of I10 was impassable so we took a...  more »
  • The USS Cairo (Kay-Row) Museum is one of the coolest things you can ever see. I realize that is a bold statement, but let me explain why. The USS Cairo is a civil war ironclad that was sunk in the nea...  more »
  • We visited the Military Park but really didn't understand the scope until we came upon the ironclad Cairo. The restored vessel looks a bit like a beached whale, but the technology was ahead of its tim...  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