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“A best-kept secret”

U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Ranked #2 of 40 things to do in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Tour the first boat to be sunk by a torpedo.
Reviewed September 12, 2012

My husband knows quite a bit about the civil war, but he had no idea an original iron clad still existed! He was thrilled - you actually get to walk onto the boat! Very informative - what a historic gem they have hidden in Vicksburg.

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Reviewed September 12, 2012

This is an actual CW battleship, which was salvaged, in 1966, from the bottom of the Mississippi River, where she had been sunk by Union troops during the war, You can walk around her decks and read plaques that explalin the different areas of the ship. In the building next to her, displays tell you facts about her crew, her history, her specifications, daily life while on board, and her history. A gift shop is in the same building and all proceeds from there go to maintaining the exhibit and the surrounding military park. A very nice and educational exhibit. It is "living history".

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Love seeing the items they salvaged off this old iron ship!! The ship is still intact and the museum is interesting.

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Totally interesting to stroll and read..... enjoyed picnic lunch in park.
I would take young people here...

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Great exhibit! Can't even imagine the time and trouble it took to raise this ship from the Mississippi River, but glad they did!

Thank Joanne G
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