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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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Don't have to a history buff to enjoy this.

This is a beautiful display of the Cairo. The resurrected ship has been painstakingly cared for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
N B
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North Port, Florida
What a place

Was riding motorcycles down the Natchez Trace and stopped by to see Military Park WOW this is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom P
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Tour the first boat to be sunk by a torpedo.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“civil war” (218 reviews)
“actual ship” (14 reviews)
“iron clad” (46 reviews)
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Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful display of the Cairo. The resurrected ship has been painstakingly cared for. The condition shows where it was hit by mines and sunk in 35 feet of the muddy Yazoo River during the siege of Vicksburg 1863. When the ship was...More

Thank N B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was riding motorcycles down the Natchez Trace and stopped by to see Military Park WOW this is a must see when in the area. The USS Cairo is unbelievable, as is the rest of Military Park. Had never been to a Civil War battlefield and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the U.S.S. Cairo after driving through the Battlefield. I was amazed at how much of the Cairo had been saved and incorporated into a reconstruction of the ship. I've studied much of the naval aspect of the Civil War. It was interesting to...More

Thank chalkuser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Vicksburg Military park and got the bonus of seeing the USS Cairo along the way. They have put many original pieces on it while rebuilding it. I was very fascinated at the marvels of engineering all those years ago. I imagine seeing...More

Thank Deana C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I expected a small display, but this thing is HUGE ! The remains of the Cairo are outdoors, under a large tent, and parts of it have been restored, so that you can actually walk aboard the ship. The museum adjacent to the ship has...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure if you go to the battlefield, that you take the time to visit this museum. Well worth it. Lots of history and the boat is amazing to explore.

Thank CarolO790
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

See the real iron clads of the civil war the boats that traveled the Mississippi and who. Changed the face and direction of the war forever it's in Vicksburg MS. Brought out if the mud of the Mississippi where she lay hidden for 100 yrs...More

Thank Jmhenry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am still in awe of the experience. It was wonderful to be able to see and touch this piece of history. I hope it will be around for a long time. I would definitely go back again.

Thank cherscars
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this place the most of the day. We went to the battle sites, but it's hard to visualize. This is civil war history in your face. Great exhibit with lots of artifacts. Really liked walking IN the boat. I'm sensitive to mold, so...More

Thank Al H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over 150 years ago (on Dec. 12, 1862) this beautifully preserved Union ironclad gunboat made history when it was struck by two underwater landmines and sunk in less than 12 minutes. Unbelievably, no one on board lost their lives during this Civil War incident. Lots...More

Thank LinGlennMac
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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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