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“The real deal”

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 17, 2013

Included as part of Vicksburg National Military Park admission, this was my favorite part of the park. The USS Cairo was pulled up from the Yangtze River and set in place. The museum tells the story of how it sank and was recovered. They also show you the artifacts from the gunboat. The best part is you get to see the USS Cairo, the real deal, and get to walk through (on a boardwalk over it) to see the different sections more up close and personal. Stop in the gift shop. It is small, but has many interesting books on the USS Cairo.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

My 9 year old granddaughter visited. Artifacts are very interesting.
Information is clearly stated. Excellent way to understand history/ Go early when temperature is cooler.

Thank vkrombach
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We are leave near the Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania, so it was great to be here in Vicksburg even though the battlefields can't really be compared...so, visiting the U.S.S. Cario was by far the best site here. The ship is amazing as its story!

Thank Beckie A
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Amazing to see a civil war battleship restored to somewhere near its former glory. You get a real good sense of what it may have been like to be aboard this mighty vessel and how it operated during the conflict. A fantastic exhibit that only enhances the Vicksburg Military Park experience.

Thank Sovereign_72
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

The USS Cairo was the highlight of our tour of Vicksburg National Military Park. It was fascinating to walk through a 150 year old ironclad gunboat. The Cairo is included in the driving tour of the park, far from the main park entrance, and is not to be missed!

Thank SCFamilyof3
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