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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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Great piece of history

This exhibit is amazing. To actually stand on a piece of history this size is something indescribable Just takes you back to the time and place, truly unforgettable

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Shelburne, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This exhibit is amazing. To actually stand on a piece of history this size is something indescribable Just takes you back to the time and place, truly unforgettable

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a very cool place to tour and learn. So much history and very nicely done. The tent over the entire exhibit makes to cool and more than one way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

After visiting the military park we stopped at this museum. Nicely put together and organized. The boat itself was very fascinating to explore and enjoyed by all.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

During the 1960s, Historian Edwin Bearss (my favourite U.S. Historian, if you've never seen him, look him up on You Tube) trolled the Yazoo River with a couple of associates and a a few iron probes, finally locating the USS Cairo. What a Man! What a ship! It was destroyed by in December 1862 by encountering a pair of electrically... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Cairo museum is located during the driving tour of the Vicksburg battlefield. The staff is very friendly, the building is air conditioned during this hot July weather, and the building houses many artifacts from the ship. The full scale model outside is a wonder to behold. Some of the wood and metal from the original ship are there, and... More 

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Aldershot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Visited as part of military park. The boat is a mixture of new and old wood and has partial coverage of the original steel late. Gives a good understanding of how they worked and aspects such as the paddle being inside for protection.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I was surprised to learn how many crews aboard Civil War battleships spoke different languages - a truly multi-ethnic and varied approach to history unlike standard history textbooks. The museum was very well organized and offered unique, insightful points of views and primary source relics from the Civil War. Outside, a replica of the ship is open for public visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This museum is located in the battlefield memorial park. It is informative and interesting. The park ranger educational talk is enjoyable. Worth seeing.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Toured this on a driving tour with private guide Michael D. It was so interesting and pretty well preserved after over a 100 years under water. Being sunken in the sand and silt helped keep the canons and other parts well preserved. Inside the museum, you'll see eating utensils, officer's china, personal items, and many things used on the ship... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was a stunning exhibit at Vicksburg National Military Park! They did a fantastic job with the restoration and being able to tour through the ship was awesome! Great job!!

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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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