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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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This is definitely worth seeing. My son loved being able to actually walk inside to see what remains and see the inner workings of the ship.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Pea Ridge, Arkansas
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Pea Ridge, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is definitely worth seeing. My son loved being able to actually walk inside to see what remains and see the inner workings of the ship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A must see! I never knew this was here. We found it during a tour of the battlefield. Anyone interested in Civil war history should stop here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The display of the ship and all associated artifacts was amazing. I read about these ships in books, but to see it up closeted it all very real. I am glad we stopped to view the ship.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I went here on a whim just driving through the south and I was very surprised, nice ship, nice stop!

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Cool to see a civil war ironclad ship recovered from the river. They recovered many personal artifacts in great condition. So interesting.

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Reading the reviews to date you can see what I would write. It is a must see portion of the Vicksburg battlefield. It is amazing that they were able to recover as much of the ship as they did. The iron sides, the boilers, the piston drive mechanism along with the paddlewheel are recovered and in place. The wooden timbers... More 

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Owen Sound, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We enjoyed the USS Cairo part of our battlefield tour, would recommend, interesting piece of history.

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Searcy, Arkansas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The U. S. S. Cairo is the crown jewel of the Vicksburg National Military Park! An amazing bit of restoration of an amazing bit of history,

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Jena, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

a great museum and great video to watch with the tour of the ship afterward very interesting piece of history

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Waterloo, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is within the Vicksburg National Military Park at the half-way point and the paid admission into the military park allows you to visit this as well. There is no charge to enter and tour the museum. Learning about the U.S.S. Cairo being dug from the mud and being able to view it was simply amazing! We were in awe.... More 

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