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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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Tour the first boat to be sunk by a torpedo.

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Ironclad!!

Enjoyed visiting this part of the Military park! An ironclad brought up about 100 or so years from the bottom of the Yazoo River!! There is a lot of artifacts that were found... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed visiting this part of the Military park! An ironclad brought up about 100 or so years from the bottom of the Yazoo River!! There is a lot of artifacts that were found inside! Shoes, kerchief, utensils, pharmacy bottles that still had medicine I them, items, tools, guns, bottles, etc. It has been reconstructed the best it was able to... More 

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Little Rock, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a real Ironclad ship! My boys were really excited to see this treasure that has been so well preserved after being at the bottom of the ocean for over 100 years from when it sunk. You can smell the old wood that is held together with new in order to really see it's shape. The museum beautifully displays... More 

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Stringtown, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a really neat stop in National Military Park. The artifacts found onboard were fascinating, as was the history of the vessel itself.

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved the Cairo! It's just amazing to see. There is a park guide that tells you the story by the ship and also as you get on and walk thru it. Then go inside the museum to see all the items that were recovered. It's so complete. You will be amazed as what you see and if you have... More 

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Copenhagen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Looking at this strange wessel - the last remaining of the ironclads - gives a good impression of brutal forces behind a war machine. And it's costs. And it reminds us of how ingenious man becomes, especially in wartime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very cool to see this iron clad battle ship, if you have seen the movie Sahara this is one of the ships that movie is based on. It is worth a stop to get out and walk around on this ship.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This exhibit is fantastic and worth the visit to the park if it is the only site you see because of its rarity and the quality of the exhibit and museum.

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Carlinville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You should stop and see this museum and ship as part of your visit to the military park. It is free but donation box is there. Very interesting inside the museum and outside around the ship itself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was another outstanding part of the Vicksburg Military Park. The museum and artifacts are great and being able to walk around the ship was fantastic. So well preserved and the only one in this condition. Outstanding.

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Vinita, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing amount of this IronClad was recovered. (it as sunken for 100 years or so. ) A excellent amount of artifacts recovered as well.

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