This boat was salvaged and refurbished so you can actually walk into it. It is outside under a protective canopy and is surprisingly large. It is fascinating and loaded with cannon. The museum is full of artifacts found underwater when the ship was discovered and retrieved. Models and information regarding its history and that of ironclads in general.
The original boat was under water for 102 years. But the pieces that were recovered and how it is displayed gives a great idea of how it was built. Amazing the entire ship was armored in the 1860s. You can see the paddle wheel design, steam engine design, gun mounts, etc. it was really a history lesson and amazing it... 更多
For the past almost 30 years, this has always been my favorite part of the Vicksburg Military Park. The story of the Cairo and its recovery is very interesting. I believe this is one of only a couple of preserved ironclad warships in the world. I hope to enjoy this museum for years to come!
The Cairo museum and preserved battleship are really cool to see. The museum is full of artifacts salvaged from the bottom of the Yazoo River. The was salvaged from the Yazoo over 50 years ago and they did a wonderful job of restoring and preserving it. Very interesting!
I'm very glad they pulled this from the bottom of the river. The reconstruction/assembly is well done without being overdone. You have a good understanding of what she went through as far as the bombardment and her time spent under water. The museum was a pleasant surprise with so many of the items salvaged from the ship. The crew had... 更多
I am not familar with the civil war history, but what was really interestng to me was learning abut the naval fleet that we had. Nice museum, staff are helpful and knowledgable. They really want you to appreciate what they have to offer.
I give this 3 stars because it could have a lot more, but with what they have it was a good stop on the national park driving tour. The ship is very cool to look at and you walk inside the ship as well. There is small museum off to the side that has some artifacts that were pulled from... 更多