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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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  • The museum is located in the Vicksburg battlefield It’s a very interesting story with relics from the recovered sunken Civil War iron clad battleship. 
    The museum is located in the Vicksburg battlefield It’s a very interesting story with relics from the recovered sunken Civil War iron clad battleship.  more »
  • Part of the Vicksburg National Military Park the USS Cairo Museum showcases artifacts recovered from the Cairo, which was sunk on Dec. 12, 1862. Salvaged in the 1960s the engineering used in the... 
    Part of the Vicksburg National Military Park the USS Cairo Museum showcases artifacts recovered from the Cairo, which was sunk on Dec. 12, 1862. Salvaged in the 1960s the engineering used in the...  more »
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  • Pretty interesting place. A small museum that boasts a treasure trove of artifacts from the civil war that laid in the Mississippi for a century. Not to mention a look at (at least part of) real ironclads. Plus it's free, or rather included in your admission to the military park.
  • This is hard to get to because many of the roads in the battlefield are blocked. The NPS app says it's closed, which the actual museum and store are closed but you are still able to view the USS Cairo and walk around it. Very interesting and fascinating piece of history!!

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