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National Civil War Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Simply amazing

There is so much of history this place has to potray. the best part is the vintage guns... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Atul S
Singapore, Singapore
A must see for civil war buffs

While it"s not near the size to compete with nearby Gettysburg, all you civil war buffs would do... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look at the Civil War.
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1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
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All reviews both sides chronological order president lincoln better understanding events leading up two floors hill overlooking interesting artifacts enjoy history history buff gift shop self guided tour two hours several hours well worth the trip on display second floor
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is so much of history this place has to potray. the best part is the vintage guns. Architecture of the building is another marvel

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Atul S
Reviewed 3 days ago

While it"s not near the size to compete with nearby Gettysburg, all you civil war buffs would do well to spent half a day to come see this museum. While covering the entire war, it gets into the effect it had on the central pennsylvania...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice place for people into civil war history, ton of information artifacts , paintings is a fee for the admission but that day I don't pay nothing because I had a pass from the local government. From the parking lot you can have a nice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kruisepro
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was amazed at the quality of the Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. I was somewhat skeptical since the war was never fought this far north, but the museum was well stocked with memorabilia.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lee B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Tells both sides of the conflict in interesting and imaginative ways! One hour didn't do it justice, and a history buff will want to take an afternoon or longer here!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank travelbyfork
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very well organized museum and has a nice flow from one area to another. The people working at the front desk were friendly and very willing to help in any way they could. They covered the entire history of the Civil War...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best museums I have ever been to on ANY subject. Beautifully laid out, a go- at -your- own- pace kind of place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank patriciabatkinson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extensive exhibit of the civil centered mostly on battles, guns and ammunition, and soldiers. Some insight into the civilians such as video presentations by women and farmers, but have liked even more about political opinions and debates. Had area where Lincoln answered 100s of questions...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Randi98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic museum with Civil War History and Displays produced in conjunction with the Smithsonian Museum. This is a must-see stop for those Civil War buffs who happen to be in the area or make it a destination- it is so worth it. If you can,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. Highly recommend. Displays are professional. Harrisburg should be proud!!!! In summer there are encampments on certain weekends.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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!
7 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!