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U.S.S. Cairo Museum

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Address: Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
Phone Number: 1-636-0583
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Description: Tour the first boat to be sunk by a torpedo.

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Nice to learn about this vessel easy to view and learn about the vessel. Nice easy ramps also made viewing easy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Cobram, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Nice to learn about this vessel easy to view and learn about the vessel. Nice easy ramps also made viewing easy.

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Lockhart, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Great museum! We visited the U.S.S. Cairo while on vacation and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was wonderful being able to visit this amazing piece of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It is part of the park and doesn't cost anything extra to see. I found it fascinating and the museum was nice. They also had clean bathrooms and that is never a bad thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very educational and gives a hint of the importance of the "Brown Water Navy" of both the North and the South during the Civil War.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Excellent place for history/archeology/engineering buffs. The lengths to which they went to reconstruct this ironclad is simply amazing. The museum also provides some insight into life in that time (particularly on the water) via thri display of various items recovered from the wreckage (china, etc).

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice place to learn its history and to look at the artifacts that were retrieved. The only downside was, due to the weather, we were not able to get to the 'ship'

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A Union Ironclad Gunboat, preserved as it was found in the silt and mud of the Mississippi River. The last of its kind and a wonderful find while at the Vicksburg Military Park.

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have had the opportunity to see the USS Cairo being reconstructed over the better part of my life. When I was a child, one could not go onboard. Now, visitors can walk around onboard for a truly immersive experience. The nearby USS Cairo museum houses a plethora of artifacts recovered when the ship was raised from the Mississippi. This... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The day we visited you could see the Cairo, but couldn't get up close due to thunder storms. The small museum was informative. The story behind raising the USS Cairo is amazing.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The U.S.S. Cairo (pronounced Care-o) is an ironclad Union Navy gunboat that was sunk during the U.S. Civil War. It was clearing mines and ran into a naval mine and sank in about 12 minutes. What's great about this museum is that because the sailors aboard did not have any time to gather their personal belongings when the ship was... More 

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Address: Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
Phone Number: 1-636-0583
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Vicksburg

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