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U.S.S. Cairo Museum, Vicksburg

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At U.S.S. Cairo Museum see one of the boats built by the North during the Civil War. The ironclad ship was constructed to help take control of the lower Mississippi River. Shortly after launching, it was was hit by two torpedoes and sank. The remains were lifted from the bottom of the Mississippi in 1962 and transported to Vicksburg. You can visit the reconstructed ship, an excellent example of early modern warfare engineering, under a shaded pavilion. Head inside to see artifacts, such as the soldiers' supplies, weapons, and munitions. Using our custom trip planner, Vicksburg attractions like U.S.S. Cairo Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I wasn't sure I would be interested in this but it was very nice and informative. Plaques explain the way the boat operated and the restoration was terrific. 
    I wasn't sure I would be interested in this but it was very nice and informative. Plaques explain the way the boat operated and the restoration was terrific.  more »
  • A unique piece of history. This site is a testament to the work of many historians to present a fascinating record. 
    A unique piece of history. This site is a testament to the work of many historians to present a fascinating record.  more »
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  • Large outdoor (covered) place to visit. Destroyed ship which is massive & very unique & interesting. You can walk through it & it has many informative plaques
  • Museum was closed today (Tuesday). Lucky for us, the Cairo could be visited outside. It was very interesting to see an ironclad gunboat. I was surprised that there was still one in existence. Well worth the visit.

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