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U.S.S. Cairo Museum

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Address: Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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Phone: 1-636-0583

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This is the earliest ironclad ship in the United States, relying on it to capture Fort Pillow during the Civil War. But it was later sunk by a remote-controlled landmine from the southern army. It was salvaged in the 20th century and put on display in a military park.

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  • rdunc221
    rdunc221
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    Well Worth the Visit!

    The USS Cairo as displayed is a remarkably well restored superstructure of the ship that allows the visitor to visualize the ship, see some of the original ship, and appreciate how freakin’ miserable ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1624976693000+0800)/
  • TrailTrekker15
    TrailTrekker15
    Lakeland, Florida, USA
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    Incredible Ironclad Ship Display

    I stopped by the USS Cairo on my driving tour of Vicksburg NMP. The ship was raised from the bottom of the nearby Yazoo River in the 1960s. The remains of the ship can be toured with items like the bo...

    Reviewed on /Date(1624707142000+0800)/
  • Tommy599
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    WOW and now open after Covid

    A highlight to the military park was to view the “city class” 13-gun, 175 ft long US Iron Clad Cairo at the Vicksburg National Military park. The 2.5-inch-thick iron armor plate was bolted to 2 ft ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1624439036000+0800)/
  • Verne K
    Verne K
    Silver Spring, Maryland
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    Great Ship Display

    The visitor center was closed unfortunately, but we got a good look at the ship with plenty of explanatory signs. Certainly worth seeing.

    Reviewed on /Date(1624162952000+0800)/
  • fiver_travels
    fiver_travels
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    Interesting slice of history

    The reconstructed ship is very interesting. You get a real feel for the power and complexity of these vessels. Unfortunately, the museum was closed when we were there.

    Reviewed on /Date(1621160118000+0800)/

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