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National Civil War Museum

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Address: 1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
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+1 866-258-4729
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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look...

The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look at the Civil War.

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Civil War explained

Wonderful displays & information (unbiased) that is great for families or couples like us the enjoy museums. The staff was helpful & friendly too !

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful displays & information (unbiased) that is great for families or couples like us the enjoy museums. The staff was helpful & friendly too !

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Oswego, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Save your money. Gettysburg is not that far away. There are some little exhibits of interesting artifacts but on the whole has nothing worth the $11 admittance.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a Great Building with way more information ten I expected, please allow yourself several hours to take it all in. Well worth the time and $12.00 admission

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PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Trekked here on their annual free day saving us a bunch of money. Enjoyed our day with the special extras they had. The museum itself was wonderful, but the highlight of the day was the speech by President Lincoln!

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Central Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I know that there are a lot of readers of Civil War History out there. This museum is for you. Their claim is "The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look at the Civil War.". I believe that statement to be accurate. The site is very deserving of it's certificate of excellence. I would say... More 

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Downingtown
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight of three days in the area, better than Gettysburg Museum. Should be seen by everyone. Easy to find, very good parking and added bonus is a great view of Harrisburg.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Please make sure you allow enough time at this museum, lots to see, lots to read. I escorted a senior group to this museum, if you like history you will like this museum.

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Thank JBrosius
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are sensitive to chemical smells, be aware that there is an artificial, fragrant smell in all of the rooms that may induce a headache in those who are sensitive. The wax sculptures are clever. The artifacts from the American Civil War aroused my curiosity. If you like to participate in the museum experience by reading and watching video... More 

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Thank Ingrid F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good place to learn a little about both sides of the Civil War. A self-guided tour will get you in and out in 2 hours. The Gift Shop is amazing-- large with lots of knick knacks and a few books.

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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about museum was a learning experience. It looks at both sides of the Civil War. Also, had a place to eat and a gift shop to buy Civil War related items. Plenty of parking and easy to fimd,,,,it is right off the main street, Market Street.

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