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National Civil War Museum

1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
+1 717-260-1861
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Exellent Civil War Information

We are all Civil War enthusiasts and this place even had information that I didn't know. There... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
allie82063
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New Port Richey, Florida
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First time visiting here. I found it very interesting was more there than I expected. There were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Grim128
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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” (76 reviews)
“enjoy history” (10 reviews)
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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"
in 76 reviews
"chronological order"
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"enjoy history"
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"events leading up"
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"two floors"
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"better understanding"
in 9 reviews
"president lincoln"
in 9 reviews
"history buff"
in 22 reviews
"interesting artifacts"
in 12 reviews
"hill overlooking"
in 9 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 25 reviews
"gift shop"
in 29 reviews
"two hours"
in 21 reviews
"several hours"
in 14 reviews
"take your time"
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"well worth the trip"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We are all Civil War enthusiasts and this place even had information that I didn't know. There were a lot of displays with reenactments and old Civil War artifacts. Very interesting place to explore for a few hours. Great information and we really felt like...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

First time visiting here. I found it very interesting was more there than I expected. There were lots of nice exhibits and live interactions with civil war reenactors. there are things to see inside and outside for young and old alike. They have movies you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 week 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.

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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

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Reviewed 2 weeks 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks 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

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Reviewed 3 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
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Reviewed 3 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!

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Reviewed 4 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

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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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Ikester48
8 May 2017|
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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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