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.
U.S.S. Cairo Museum Reviews
This is a testament to the determination of America to raise and restore this old ship. Within the grounds of the Civil War Memorial Park it is a fitting place for the ship. The video showing the effo... more »
It was good to have this in the Military Park, as the park itself is not particularly interesting, but the USS Cairo was fascinating and the small museum worth visiting. Shame that they could not have... more »
Must see destination in Vicksburg. Such a cool piece of history. A rare glimpse of an old Ironsides battle ship from Civil War era.we wish we spent some more time around the exhibit but we were on s tight schedule. The rest of the park was also greatness. Let your imagination go wild here as history will come alive!
The museum was the highlight of our trip to Vicksburg. We enjoyed the military park as a whole. It the Cairo was the icing on the cake. So many artifacts, a lot of information, and the restoration of the ship was done in a way that allows you to see all the working parts of the ship.
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