Walk on a Civil War Naval Ship

Vicksburg National Military Park 

Front view of the USS Cairo under the protective tent
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience and walk on an actual Civil War era gunboat

NPS Photo

Visit and explore the USS Cairo, a Union gunboat that was sunk by a mine in 1863, and later raised from the river bed in the 1960s. The boat has been stabilized, and is on display at the USS Cairo Museum. You can walk on the deck of the ship, and explore the all the amazing artifcats in the museum.

Last updated: December 20, 2016