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U.S.S. Cairo Museum

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Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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Old union ironclad that was sunk during battle

Located at North end of park next to union cemetery. Has a visitor's center next to it. They have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vegas-RichardF
Interesting vessel

This was an ok visit since we were in Vicksburg anyway. Part of the military museum. It probably... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Tour the first boat to be sunk by a torpedo.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Located at North end of park next to union cemetery. Has a visitor's center next to it. They have a film but I did not stay to watch it. The national cemetery is across from it.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an ok visit since we were in Vicksburg anyway. Part of the military museum. It probably is not something I would have done if I had not already been in the park.

1  Thank Justtraveing
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great park with restored civil war battle boat. The park allows the opportunity to walk through and experienced he ship up close. Awesome for taking pictures!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Staff could have been a bit more friendly but over all well kept and a great day to spend a 1/2 day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2nd time I have visited this museum but my husband’s first visit. Very enjoyable for adults and children with an appreciation of U. S. History.

Thank Gwen D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice museum. Must stop if you're going through the military park. The kids enjoyed it, too! Also has a gift shop.

Thank Naomi T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can walk all over the gunboat, the U.S.S. Cairo and even inside it. It is very well laid out and explained with signs. Very well worth the time to view it and go inside the museum as well. I learned a lot by taking...More

1  Thank janehyde82
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The civil war was the first modern war. The U.S.S. Cairo exhibit is probably the best example of a steam powered warship still viewable. If you enjoy taking photographs the Cairo offers interesting possibilities. If you are into steam ships this one allows you to...More

Thank pelicank11
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see what type of gun-ships defended/battled the rivers. Quit a lot of Engeneering and innovations for the time. The ship it self is nice to see, the museum tides everything together.

Thank Mikaha
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great park with good facilities. Lots of artifacts. Friendly staff. Bathrooms available. Good lesson in history

Thank Delilah E
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Mary A
April 20, 2018|
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Response from Kurt R | Reviewed this property |
No but they can be outside
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bamnjam
April 30, 2017|
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Response from Brenda V | Reviewed this property |
No. It is a National Park. Fee per car. If you're a Veteran, you can get a lifetime pass good for all National parks.
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BillGasch
August 28, 2016|
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