This armored gunboat survived less than a year in the Civil War. It was discovered and raised in 1964. The restoration is well displayed and the attached museum is well done. It is part of the Vicksburg National Military Park. Free admission.
In 1960 a team of engineers and historians found and raised from the mud of the Mississippi River the remains of the U. S. S.. Cairo, a Union gunboat sunk during the Civil War. The museum accompanying the partially reconstructed boat contains a treasure trove of artifacts from the boat. The boat itself is displayed outside with much of the... 更多
This is an excellent well preserved exhibit. There is a small welcome center that has a small exhibition. The actual ship is under a huge canopy which was good as it was a very sunny hot day. There are plenty of informative signs around the strcture. Also a nice picnic area and large car park
The Cairo was wonderful, The exhibit was very well done and very informative. Be sure to stop and walk thru the boat and visit the building. The artifacts of the Cairo are located inside the building. The Cairo was sunk December 12,1862 which was cool to see what was on there at that time. Also The Shirley House was owned... 更多
Civil war buffs will be fascinated by this aspect of the naval part of the civil war and others will still want to walk around the actual ship and the small museum.