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National Civil War Museum

1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
+1 717-260-1861
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Compact and to the point of the Civil War

My wife and I went here from Gettysburg on a Sunday Afternoon during a soaking. This was a nice dry... read more

Reviewed yesterday
GaryCummings
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Waynesboro, Virginia
Very good experience

Coverage of our Civil War very impressive. several different exhibits very interesting. Highly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
John K
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The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look at the Civil War.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
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+1 717-260-1861
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"both sides"
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"chronological order"
in 20 reviews
"president lincoln"
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"events leading up"
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"two floors"
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"better understanding"
in 9 reviews
"enjoy history"
in 10 reviews
"hill overlooking"
in 10 reviews
"interesting artifacts"
in 12 reviews
"history buff"
in 21 reviews
"gift shop"
in 33 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 25 reviews
"two hours"
in 22 reviews
"several hours"
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"take your time"
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"well worth the trip"
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I went here from Gettysburg on a Sunday Afternoon during a soaking. This was a nice dry museum and retelling of the Civil War from start to finish. It showed in subtle and powerful ways that the US Civil War was all...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Coverage of our Civil War very impressive. several different exhibits very interesting. Highly recommend.

Thank John K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is not gps friendly.......1 Lincoln circle will get you in trouble.......on market street go past the suggested left turn, an go up always about 1/4 mile to memorial drive. It is well worth the time spent, a few hour touring the different sections...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Civil War Museum tells the story of the war in chronological order, so you can follow the history from beginning to end (and beyond). It is committed to telling the story "without bias," so it is a factual account told from both sides....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum requires you to read a lot of text while lookin at a few displays. It quickly lost the interest of my son who wasn’t interested in reading books posted on a wall. The info is good if you are patient but even with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place with lots of unique information. Follow the lives of several people in the time period as the War effects their lives. Exhibit scripts have several spelling errors.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to learn. Done in chronological order so you can follow the war over the time frame. Lots of artifacts to see.

Thank Dianne S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an exceptional museum, having achieved the perfect balance of being educational and fascinating. Attention has been given to presenting a fair view of the Civil War from both northern and southern perspectives. It is expertly laid out to facilitate the visitors' ease of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here to kill a few hours while in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Not a buff of museums or the Civil War. Quite honestly I was bored. If you like history and museums this is for you. Rating...fair

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a weekend at Hershey park we decided to check out this museum as it wasn't far from our hotel. The museum had a very large collection of Civil War artifacts. It was very cool to see all of this along with explanations of all...More

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backjudge1
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!
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is around $7.00 for seniors.
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27 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!
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