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Unbeliever how big that was for the time period.

I had never heard about these boats until visited Vicksburg. Very interesting. You can walk on the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Robert M
Richmond, Kentucky
More interesting history restored

Easy walk around ship. We found the visitor center extremely informative. Take the time to walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Penney O
Raeford, North Carolina
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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 yesterday via mobile

This is a very interesting museum of a interesting boat used during the civil war. Interesting and informative.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Until you set foot on a vessel like this you have little idea as to the technological complexity contained within its wooden and metal structure. A complex series of boilers, fire boxes and bunkers, massive crew served weapons with a heavy manual aiming system, rudimentary...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had never heard about these boats until visited Vicksburg. Very interesting. You can walk on the deck of the boat and the museum is a must see.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was quite a surpise to find a warship in the middle of the battlefields in Vicksburg. Very well restored and a good story behind it. All in all a very impressive memorial park.

Thank Marcel P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy walk around ship. We found the visitor center extremely informative. Take the time to walk through the center to see artifacts from ship and crew.

Thank Penney O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cairo is the highlight of the Vicksburg Military Park. It's a gunboat that was sunk during the Civil War that was raised and put on display. The hull of the ship is the original hull, and they have built out other portions of the...More

Thank Brendan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlight of out visit to Vicksburg. Excellent museum and outstanding facility to showcase this rare piece of civil war history.

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing site and story that went with it. LOTS of artifacts from the ship are on display

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the original USS Cairo that was raised from the Mississippi River. There are a lot of original artifacts from the ship.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the remains of a gunship that was under water for over 100 years. The reconstruction (with modern parts added) tell an interesting story of the technology of the 1860s. Inside the museum are many personal belongings of the crew - all 200 or...More

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Karen T
September 13, 2018|
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Response from MJGoldfarb | Reviewed this property |
Yes - check the counter at the visitor's center.
Mary A
April 20, 2018|
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Response from Kurt R | Reviewed this property |
No but they can be outside
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.