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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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Museums can be lots of reading ... or like this one: offer a great combination of reading and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Asheboro, North Carolina
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A Must See in Harrisburg

Besides the State Capitol Building, the other must-see in Harrisburg is The National Civil War... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Museums can be lots of reading ... or like this one: offer a great combination of reading and short movies. Learned about causes of Civil war, effects on people/families, specific battles and finally how it ended. Spent a rainy 3 hours realizing we haven’t changed...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Besides the State Capitol Building, the other must-see in Harrisburg is The National Civil War Museum, which sits above the highest point with nearly a 360-degree view of the city and surrounding mountain ranges. They preserve material, culture and are a source of information for...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Provides well-curated in-depth coverage of the causes, conduct and consequences of the Civil War. Excellent selection of artifacts. Interesting exhibit on Camp Curtin, military a training camp in Harrisburg during the war. Thanks for an educational, enjoyable afternoon.

Thank morepoetry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting review of tragic times in history. The self guided tour was well designed. The only negative comment was the lighting made it hard to read sometimes.

Thank Marsha K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum has an extensive and impressively curated Civil War collection that is presented in a very engaging and accessible fashion. It is well beyond my initial expectations. This should be on the must see list for those who are focused on the US Civil...More

Thank Irwin A
Reviewed 1 week ago

First class. Worth it to anybody who wants to see a balanced view of the Civil War and the impacts of that war on families on both sides, as well as on the economy of our country.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just another Civil War Museum - NOT ! This one goes far more in-depth than any other one. Very educational. Very interesting and the "Firsts" topped it off. These were the "First" events, equipment etc. ever in a war. I could spend hours there.

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent three hours here. Loved the videos and displays. It was well thought out and presented. Highly recommend for civil war enthusiasts.

Thank SnowMWillis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is loaded with a ton of artifacts (guns, uniforms, personal belongings) and it's very impressive. My only concern is that if you're affiliated with the Smithsonian, that your information be correct. Robert F. Lee? Batter instead of battle? Saver and not saber? Someone...More

Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our five-year-old grandson here. He liked it. He got a little bored near the end it was ready to go but that’s typical for a five-year-old in a museum LOL lots of actual items to look at and not just a bunch of...More

Thank Stephanie S
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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!
8 May 2017|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is around $7.00 for seniors.
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!