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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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Unbelieveable

This is included with the admission price for the National Military Park. DO get out of your car... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SugarLee2365
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Lexington, Tennessee
So much history!

Fascinating to see the ironclad boat in person! Lots of great historical relics found in the boat... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicolette A
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Tour the first boat to be sunk by a torpedo.
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Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is included with the admission price for the National Military Park. DO get out of your car and go in. It's great.

Thank SugarLee2365
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating to see the ironclad boat in person! Lots of great historical relics found in the boat at the bottom of the river. Grateful for organizations that preserve these things for future generations to enjoy! Kids and adults had a great time!

Thank Nicolette A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is part of the Vicksburg National Military Park. It was fascinating to go aboard and imagine the crew going about their duties in the space where you were standing!

Thank phillip8662
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For those of us interested in history, we have heard of the iron sides ships and some of the more famous of them out on the Atlantic seaboard. Now see one of these things close up. Walk on the deck and see the observation point...More

Thank Anthony P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To see this ironclad and all the things the found and restored was interesting. Had never hear of this ironclad until we went to the Museum Well worth the time spent. History all over the place

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing and being able to walk inside this shop was the highlight of the tour and it’s very well done.

Thank LeighHappyGirl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's amazing how the remnants of this ship are put together to show exactly what the ship looked like. Many of the metal pieces are well preserved the wood is not but the framework makes it easy to walk through. This is a must stop...More

Thank hqueeniew
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was highly detailed and filled with hundreds of items from the original ship and how each item was utilized - great for history buffs

Thank Lauren M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a history buff, but hubby is... i totally enjoyed this incredible piece of history... just a neat thing to say, "i've seen it!"

Thank welovetotravel06
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great museum to actually walk in and and around the over 100 year old ship! Not too often you can clamor about in and be so close to living history. The family really enjoyed being so close to and actually in the ship....More

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Mary A
21 April 2018|
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Response from Kurt R | Reviewed this property |
No but they can be outside
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bamnjam
1 May 2017|
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Response from Brenda V | Reviewed this property |
No. It is a National Park. Fee per car. If you're a Veteran, you can get a lifetime pass good for all National parks.
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BillGasch
29 August 2016|
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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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