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National Civil War Museum

1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
+1 717-260-1861
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Trip to the Battlefield of the Civil War

My mother said that this would be very emotional. She wasn't kidding. The museum itself was more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sound Beach, New York
Terrific Museum

This museum has everything you want to know about the civil war. It starts out with a history of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Norm H
Batavia, Illinois
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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” (72 reviews)
“enjoy history” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
+1 717-260-1861
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My mother said that this would be very emotional. She wasn't kidding. The museum itself was more impressive than I thought. The documented accounts of the war were moving, sad, and most of all, very enlightening. There were so many lost during that period it's...More

Thank mismarymac
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum has everything you want to know about the civil war. It starts out with a history of slavery in the United States and then progresses through events leading up to the start of the war. Then it proceeds through the different battles of...More

Thank Norm H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely worthwhile to visit. My wife and I spent well over 2 hours fascinated by the people stories, from all viewpoints and both sides - Lincoln, generals, soldiers, plantation owners, common folk, and slaves. This museum is a real gem for people who are not...More

Thank NEIL W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place to see ,I had no idea this was here .Very educational,a lot of walking but well worth the time.

Thank karen r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully situated on a hill overlooking Harrisburg and woodland this museum tells the story of the civil war from both sides which is interesting and well done. A lot of reading but worth it. I really liked the videos of people's lives as the war...More

Thank helenkeatings
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not too excited about visiting this place, but a foreign visiter wanted to see what it was like. WAS I SURPRISED! THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!! I must tell you it was many years ago that I visited, but it was an excellent place....More

Thank rice_4_me
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little bit scared about this "war" museum but it is really well organized and really interesting. Great place for foreigners as well as for US people.

Thank kotyzap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location, grounds and facility. Museum is logically organized and tells the story of the Civil War in all of its aspects. Artifacts are an amazing collection. Worth spending a couple of hours here.

Thank njrider2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent representation on the Civil War. Videos as you follow the war from display to display. Plenty of places to sit and rest throughout the tour. Recommended

Thank BettyBoop1941
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were brought to tears walking through the displays. We were very touched by their presentations. If in to our history, this is a not-to-be-missed location. We also attended a wedding and reception held here. Beautiful staircase for this type of event. Outside space also...More

Thank cheintzelman
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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!