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“Great lesson in history” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of U.S.S. Cairo Museum

U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Tour the first boat to be sunk by a torpedo.
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great lesson in history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

Really interesting! Loved seeing the well-preserved contents of this iron-clad ship. Found out that "mustard" and "ketchup" as condiments date back to the Civil War. Who knew?

Visited September 2012
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Jax, Ar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“The Ms River kept this a secret for 140 yrs!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

It was great and hard to beleive the wood and steel survived all the years at the bottom of the Mississippi River. Even boots, chaw of tobacca, pocket watch etc. Its a MUST SEE!!

Visited September 2012
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Dallas
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“For Civil War Buffs (and all Americans), a Must See”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

Amazing preservation of an actual war ship from the Civil War. The story of the ship's preservation is almost as compelling as the war stories the boat endured. Fantastically preserved artifacts that look as if they're brand new.

Visited September 2012
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Monument, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A best-kept secret”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited September 2012
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Terry
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43 reviews
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“Very Nice Exhibit”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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