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“The Battlefield is more impressive but also great history”

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 July 9, 2013

Be aware that it is hot near the Cairo at the end of June -- a very interesting piece of civil war history and even more interesting to see after visiting the battlefield and learning something of the significant skirmishes that took place in Vicksburg and its environs.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

This exhibit is amazingly detailed and huge! The artifacts have been restored and explained in great detail. The ship itself is full of information and recreation - we really enjoyed looking at it and imagining it when it was an active warship.

Thank Kay2048
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The exhibit and museum are well worth an hours time. Yes, you can do it faster, but as with anything in this world; when it is worth doing it is worth doing right so plan enough time to fully enjoy the museum and exhibit. This museum definitely helps make the park an outstanding visit. If you are simply bucket listing, you will enjoy but not actually get the real value of this museum and history lesson. So plan your visit to insure you leave with treasured memories rather than simply another check in the bucket list.

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

I loved seeing the immense size of the ship, the large cannons that could fire large projectiles. The iron steel strips and heavy timbers that protected her, and see the steam engine, boilers, and driving gears and shafts that powered the ironclad. you can still see the battle damage and bullet pock marks in her armor and the damage to her port side bow caused by the exploded contact mine. It is canvas protected and offers some shade. A building is there with a small museum and restrooms.

Thank Randal G
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Great part of the military park tour. Actual boat from the civil war that dunk and was raised 100 years later. Be sure rot visit the museum and watch the video telling the story of tthe sinking and the restoration.

Thank Anneok
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