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National Civil War Museum

1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
+1 717-260-1861
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Took the family and they had an incredible time. Museum was in nice shape along with an... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Excellent museum!

Amazing info delivered in a very interactive way. The museum had a ton of really neat artifacts... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sinking Spring, 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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1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
+1 717-260-1861
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took the family and they had an incredible time. Museum was in nice shape along with an informative staff.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing info delivered in a very interactive way. The museum had a ton of really neat artifacts. My 10 year old loved asking Abe different questions.

Thank sydchase1515
Reviewed 1 week ago

We first found this Museum by accident when we were in Harrisburg one day and looking for a brewery. We made note of it and finally got to return for a visit. It did not disappoint. Rather than a typical CW display of the generals...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my husband to this museum as he is a huge history buff. You walk in on the first floor and enter the gift shop to buy your admission ticket, then you head upstairs to start the self guided tour. The museum is set...More

Thank Sherrie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Want to get a full view of the Civil War? This is the museum for you. We visited on a Thursday afternoon in January 2018 and were the only ones there that we could tell. Lots of interactive exhibits. My husband loved speaking to Lincoln...More

Thank Marcia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't believe it took me so long to get here. This is a great museum - interesting and informative.

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time visiting the museum. It was packed with so much history. Great learning experience for my daughter. Look forward to visiting again!

Thank Shelley G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off, the entrance and the one way roads are pretty confusing coming and leaving. Hburg does place direction and signs as I would have hoped. Parking was awkward for the entrance with steep outdoor steps. We entered through the gift shop since the winter...More

1  Thank oldstocks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this museum to be quite enjoyable. There are some interesting pieces and information. Well worth the visit.

Thank ibcnyou
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Decided to visit with my family on our way home from Gettysburg. Well worth the visit. We are Civil War Nuts and were very impressed with the collection and presentations. One of the nicest museums we ever visited. Friendly staff. Time to walk through the...More

2  Thank Gregory R
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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!