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National Civil War Museum

1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
+1 717-260-1861
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Very interesting museum

My spouse and I visited this museum in September. We found it to be very interesting. They also... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
Michele K
Outstanding Civil War Museum

A little hard to find, but this is s must see for any Civil War buff. The artifact collection is... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look at the Civil War.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“both sides” (75 reviews)
“enjoy history” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
+1 717-260-1861
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

My spouse and I visited this museum in September. We found it to be very interesting. They also had a demonstration of weapons in the back yard, but it lasted quite long and was hot, so I rested on a patio chair while my husband...More

Thank Michele K
Reviewed 10 November 2017

A little hard to find, but this is s must see for any Civil War buff. The artifact collection is outstanding.

Thank Traveladdict037
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Excellent coverage of the Civil War in PA. Governor and Mayor want to close it. I hope not. It serves an educational purpose.

Thank It5giH430y
Reviewed 5 November 2017

One of the best museums I have seen but it is emotionally depressing because this is a history of an evil time. It is well organized with a clear vision starting out with a history of slavery and follows the preparations for war and actual...More

Thank RobCoquitlam_BC
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This was a wonderful find. My husband and I were in the area celebrating our anniversary. Weeks before the trip I came across information about the museum. We both were so impressed - we had no idea it existed. We went into the gift shop...More

Thank ionesagem
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Stopped by the museum prior to leaving Harrisburg conference. Loved the museum. Friendly staff. Well organized. Great exhibits with some really cool artifacts from the war. Great medical section. The grounds were beautiful with wide views of the Susquehanna valley. It was even worth coming...More

Thank flr9003
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The museum educates is visitors on the American civil war starting with the roots of the conflict and continuing with preparations for the war and with the actual battles fought in the war. The exhibits are displayed in an interesting and captivating manner.

Thank dhz_tlv
Reviewed 19 October 2017

My mother said that this would be very emotional. She wasn't kidding. The museum itself was more impressive than I thought. The documented accounts of the war were moving, sad, and most of all, very enlightening. There were so many lost during that period it's...More

Thank mismarymac
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This museum has everything you want to know about the civil war. It starts out with a history of slavery in the United States and then progresses through events leading up to the start of the war. Then it proceeds through the different battles of...More

Thank Norm H
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely worthwhile to visit. My wife and I spent well over 2 hours fascinated by the people stories, from all viewpoints and both sides - Lincoln, generals, soldiers, plantation owners, common folk, and slaves. This museum is a real gem for people who are not...More

Thank NEIL W
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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!
8 May 2017|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is around $7.00 for seniors.
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!