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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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Ranked #2 of 26 attractions in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Ships
Description: Tour the first boat to be sunk by a torpedo.
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Logan, Utah
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Part of the Historical Park site. The displays of the items recovered from the boat were very interesting. Kids will enjoy walking through the actual boat.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was a great surprise. The boat is under a huge cover for the hot months. It was very interesting to see how these boats were made. It also has a small air conditioned museum on side of the actual boat.

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Grove City, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The museum and boat is part of Vicksburg National Battlefield Park. This is like getting a bonus attraction.

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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The U.S.S. Cairo Museum in located in the National Military Park. It is about 1/2 way into the huge tour of the Park. It is a long way around the park and even though nicely done a bit boring, compared to other Military Parks we have been to. If you do not want to go through the entire park The... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Cairo is an awesome exhibit if you are into old battleships, especially the ironclads that they began using in the Civil War. The extra touches they made by explaining in the best detail the different areas of the ship, as well as drawings of what it would have looked like, were great additions to the exhibit. From my wife's... More

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Sacramento, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Unfortunately, we arrived just as a thunderstorm was passing through. We could go to the interior museum and gift shop, which was moderately interesting and just too small. Only a few displays of things found int the wreckage and a short OLD video about the restoration. The thing we obviously wanted to see was the Cairo, which is in front... More

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Europe
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120 reviews 120 reviews
33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

What amazed me was how modern it looked-similar to the stealthy boats the US Navy has today, wow! The artifacts that were recovered from the boat were amazing-the medicines, food, silverware, etc., very well done museum!

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My favorite part of Vicksburg, by far. Walk around and through the reconstructed ship, then visit nice little museum next door to see what was recovered from inside.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

As part of the battlefield it is worth the time to explore. Do not miss the artifacts inside, behind the ship..

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Conway, AR
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137 reviews 137 reviews
21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This museum is a cool thing to see. This is very a interesting museum and this is something that you do need to see if you are in Vicksburg.

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