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The Forgotten War

My grandpa was in the Korean War, but no one in our family really knows much about it. This was... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Baraga, Michigan
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Surprising find

Walking around Springfield, we stumbled across this museum. The display is rather old-fashioned and... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Helen K
chicago, United States
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9 S Old State Capitol Plz, Springfield, IL 62701-1510
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The Kansas City Star reported that the collection of Korean War memorabelia has been transferred to the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri. They will be closing temporarily in the near future to expand and will then be able to show...More

Thank Bluebonnet2009
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

As the previous reviewer said this museum is now closed as of July 29, 2017. The Lincoln museum attendee said it shut down but she never said why exactly. It was very disappointing as we wanted to see it. So doesn’t look like this museum...More

1  Thank bigdog054
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Sign on door says closed as of July 29, 2017. We found the building at it still had the sign on the building. It even looked like the displays were still in the building. However, it is definitely closed.

Thank DebraD_10
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This was a fantastic hidden gem of an attraction which was free to enter. Easily found when strolling around Old State Capitol Plaza. There are loads of exhibits and we spent a good hour in here. We enjoyed chatting with receptionist/curator and were given a...More

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Located on the same block as the Lincoln law office, across the street from the old capitol building, and within an easy walk of all the Lincoln sites, the Museum has a wonderful location. The unique theme of the museum makes it especially interesting as...More

1  Thank Randy L
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

My grandpa was in the Korean War, but no one in our family really knows much about it. This was really interesting and great to see the historical pieces related to this war being preserved and presented with a really nice narrative. We spent about...More

Thank mowakey
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Walking around Springfield, we stumbled across this museum. The display is rather old-fashioned and may not hold the interest of little ones, but overall the exhibit was very informative. There were a few traditional Korean items and war memorabilia on display. Our little one thought...More

Thank Helen K
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Good overview of the Korean War providing an all service view. Included videos and many still photographs.

Thank 2CandC
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The museum was very interesting. My dad fought in Korea and this was like rekindling his stories. I could see what my dad described years ago. It isn't talked about much but it is an important piece of US history. And this museum is well...More

1  Thank Bill72476
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I came across this little museum while walking around downtown and decided to investigate. The first surprise was that admission was free. While not a large museum, it held quite a bit of information. I can say I learned a lot about the Korean War,...More

Thank Christine R
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