USS Cairo Museum

MS-5Regions

Address

3201 Clay St
Vicksburg, MS 39183

Phone

601-636-2199

Hours

Monday: 8:30AM–5PM
Tuesday: 8:30AM–5PM
Wednesday: 8:30AM–5PM
Thursday: 8:30AM–5PM
Friday: 8:30AM–5PM
Saturday: 8:30AM–5PM
Sunday: 8:30AM–5PM

Website

http://www.nps.gov/vick/u-s-s-cairo-gunboat.htm


USS Cairo was one of the first American ironclad warships built at the beginning of the U.S. Civil War. Cairo was the lead ship of the City-class gunboats and named for Cairo, Illinois. In June 1862, she captured the Confederate garrison of Fort Pillow on the Mississippi, enabling Union forces to occupy Memphis.