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National Civil War Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Great Civil War Museum

Well done self paced walking tour. Two stories of Civil War artifacts. The story of the war begins... read more

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Katy, Texas
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Very comprehensive museum Includes from before beginning all the way to the end Museum includes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Evansville, Indiana
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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
+1 717-260-1861
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All reviews both sides chronological order better understanding events leading up president lincoln 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 yesterday via mobile

Well done self paced walking tour. Two stories of Civil War artifacts. The story of the war begins 100 years before the war started. This tour shows ho the division started. Then continues through the war with the major battles and how we as a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very comprehensive museum Includes from before beginning all the way to the end Museum includes films, exhibits. There is a lot of material to absorb If you want to read everything take a whole afternoon Reasonably priced for all the history you can learn Museum...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a must see while we visited Hershey. The museum tells the often untold story as to how and why the American Civil War came about detailing social, economic ,political & religious reasons for the conflict. It was very entertaining and visually stimulating and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with our two sons who are 9 and 11. Our 9 year old is especially interested in the Civil War. The museum has a self-guided tour so you go through at your own pace. There is a lot of ground to cover and...More

1  Thank mommyramblings
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a 12 year volunteer with the National civil war museum it is a good place to learn about the American civil War we get 45,000 visitors a year plus we hold wedding receptions, business organization events and other events at the so be...More

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Trini N, Director of Sales at National Civil War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your dedication and service, we really appreciate all that you do.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very impressive building on a height overlooking the river and surrounding forests shows the strategic importance of the location historically. The museum is not too big and is comfortable to get around. It could be improved with maps that identify the battle sites and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the museum for two hours, but you could easily spend much more time than that if you look at every single thing it has to offer. The exhibits, readings, videos, and artifacts are amazing and plentiful. This museum truly brings history to...More

Thank HaleyB16
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Took my two teens to this AMAZING Museum. They found this to be very interesting and educational they are ASKING TO GO BACK. There were a lot of video's presentations throughout the museum. As well as a lot of information that you can read on...More

Thank Ann328
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

It takes about 2-3 hours to get through the museum and it is self guided. But it gives a great overview of the Civil War and the issues involved. Plus, it had a lot of interesting facts posted throughout the museum. The museum itself is...More

Thank Fred M
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We went today a Wednesday in October. On Wednesday’s they are open until 8 pm. We got there are 2 pm and there were very few people here. I would say we saw less than 10 people there during our 4 hour visit. They have...More

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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!