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National Civil War Museum

1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
+1 717-260-1861
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Motoman172 had it right. Very untruthful portrayal of the facts!

Being a scholar of the Civil War and born and raised in Upstate NY I was shocked that this could... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mike G
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This is a hidden gem in our State Capitol. We took a group of 35 Seniors from Shannondell to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Scott E
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The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look at the Civil War.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
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+1 717-260-1861
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"both sides"
in 76 reviews
"chronological order"
in 20 reviews
"president lincoln"
in 11 reviews
"events leading up"
in 10 reviews
"two floors"
in 18 reviews
"better understanding"
in 9 reviews
"enjoy history"
in 10 reviews
"hill overlooking"
in 10 reviews
"interesting artifacts"
in 12 reviews
"history buff"
in 21 reviews
"gift shop"
in 33 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 25 reviews
"two hours"
in 22 reviews
"several hours"
in 15 reviews
"take your time"
in 9 reviews
"well worth the trip"
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"on display"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Being a scholar of the Civil War and born and raised in Upstate NY I was shocked that this could have been put together by any scholar of history. Nothing to add to Motoman172s review. He nailed it. Read his review. Wish I had first....More

Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a hidden gem in our State Capitol. We took a group of 35 Seniors from Shannondell to the Capitol Building first and then spent a couple of hours here. We all felt that we could have spent a couple more hours enjoying all...More

Thank Scott E
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Reviewed 6 days ago

inside the museum, you can learn the history of America during the civil war time, you can know how it looks like back in that time and you can see how hard they fight! a very good site to learn about civil war.

Thank Chow Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a well balanced display between North and South . Enjoyed the tour,,, great for the entirefamily - not overly gory for youngsters.

Thank DonnaRuth
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went here from Gettysburg on a Sunday Afternoon during a soaking. This was a nice dry museum and retelling of the Civil War from start to finish. It showed in subtle and powerful ways that the US Civil War was all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Coverage of our Civil War very impressive. several different exhibits very interesting. Highly recommend.

Thank John K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is not gps friendly.......1 Lincoln circle will get you in trouble.......on market street go past the suggested left turn, an go up always about 1/4 mile to memorial drive. It is well worth the time spent, a few hour touring the different sections...More

Thank Winnebago2010
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Civil War Museum tells the story of the war in chronological order, so you can follow the history from beginning to end (and beyond). It is committed to telling the story "without bias," so it is a factual account told from both sides....More

1  Thank Joseph S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum requires you to read a lot of text while lookin at a few displays. It quickly lost the interest of my son who wasn’t interested in reading books posted on a wall. The info is good if you are patient but even with...More

Thank Einmichigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place with lots of unique information. Follow the lives of several people in the time period as the War effects their lives. Exhibit scripts have several spelling errors.

Thank cooperdo1
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backjudge1
16 May 2017|
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Response from Trini N | Property representative |
The best place to start would be to contact the US Army Heritage & Education Center in Carlisle, PA and check one of their reference bibliographies on the 21st PA Calvary. I hope this helps!
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is around $7.00 for seniors.
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26 April 2017|
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Response from Trini N | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in visiting The National Civil War Museum. Yes, we do have a handicapped entrance which is located in the front of the building. We hope that you enjoy your visit with us!
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