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The story of the salvage (attempt and failure) is interesting in and of itself. The presentation... read more

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Philip C
Excellent restoration of the USS Cairo

Could not believe how well preserved the remains of this boat were & how well they were able to... read more

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Tour the first boat to be sunk by a torpedo.
Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The story of the salvage (attempt and failure) is interesting in and of itself. The presentation of the ironclad is extremely well done - and, frankly, I had no concept of the scale of these gunships. The viewing areas are large, close, and well documented....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Could not believe how well preserved the remains of this boat were & how well they were able to restore the entire boat. The outside display area is very convenient & the inside museum is very informative. Signage everywhere is great. No cost to enter....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rosemary V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the USS Cairo sank in separate action from the May 18th to July 4th, 1863 battle and siege that is preserved by Vicksburg National Military Park, the recovered ironclad and the associated museum are part of the park and admission is included in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to see something of the civil war to make it more real. The USS Cairo did not disappoint. Great museum and display in every aspect.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank liketotravel1977
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of the Military Park, this exhibit should not be missed. Very well done and very informative about warships on the Mississippi of this time frame.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank birtleman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

And well worth visiting - incredible to see the salvaged boat that had lain on the bottom of the river for so long.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank paxcot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a truly incredible attraction. the museum inside the building has so many of the soldiers actual belongings because when it was torpedoed they had no time to salvage any of their belongings, they could only get out with their lives. the really inspiring...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank giuseppe0057
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a Civil war buff do not miss a visit to the U.S.S. Cairo. It has been somewhat restored in a realistic manner. It is worth devoting at least an hour to.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MaryCard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This boat was under water for over a hundred years! The exhibit does a good job of helping visitors understand how it was preserved, brought up, and pieced together so you can see what it looked like during the Civil War.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank svinson13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of History, information about the siege and Battles of Vicksburg, very beautiful and well kept, lots of Monmuments and stories

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 26, 2018|
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Response from Wanderlust777 | Reviewed this property |
The best part of the museum is the ship itself, which is displayed outdoors under a tent-like roof. So even if you can't take your dog inside, it's still worth stopping off to view the boat and the accompanying signage.
November 26, 2018|
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Response from N P | Reviewed this property |
I am not really sure, I did not see other dogs. The actual ship is undercover, but outside, so it would be ok I imagine. The inside portion with the artifacts, etc may not allow pets unless service animals. I bet you could... More
Karen T
September 13, 2018|
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Response from MJGoldfarb | Reviewed this property |
Yes - check the counter at the visitor's center.