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Absolutely excellent...in air conditioning and shade

Great little indoor museum. One of the things I noticed most was the difference between the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fnu L
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Panama City, Florida
National Battlefield tour

I love history and the combination of touring the Battlefield and the U.S.S. Cairo made the visit... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
scottlV3326ZI
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Greenville, United States
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Tour the first boat to be sunk by a torpedo.
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Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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All reviews civil war iron clad the vicksburg national military park yazoo river personal items paddle wheel piece of history on display cairo museum one of a kind walk around ironclad ship interesting artifacts half way great stop no idea driving tour
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great little indoor museum. One of the things I noticed most was the difference between the accomoditations for officers and enlisted. Then the restored USS Cairo was under shade and just facinating to walk around. Lots of explainatory plaques and the walk around was in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I love history and the combination of touring the Battlefield and the U.S.S. Cairo made the visit well worth the time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank scottlV3326ZI
Reviewed 1 week ago

The USS Cairo, in the Vicksburg National Military Park is a wonderful example of restoration. Not only is the ship itself a wonder to see, the accompanying museum includes a broad variety of artifacts found in the wreck. These help to understand military life during...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great addition to the Vicksburg National Military Park tour! By itself, this is worth the time to see it! Great history, and fascinating relics. Live the rescue, salvage, and problems encountered!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both of us really liked stopping to see the USS Cairo. Seeing the remains of the boat were interesting and the small museum was manageable and informative.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a great place to take the kids to see history in front of their eyes, the museum inside is full of items found on site.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018

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 December 11, 2018 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 December 9, 2018

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 December 6, 2018

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
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VagabondDave
January 13, 2019|
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Response from santadan2014 | Reviewed this property |
There are volunteers manning this and Vicksburg National Park during the government shutdown.
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applausemom
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.
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applausemom
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
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