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National Civil War Museum

1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
+1 866-258-4729
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If you have the time....two day visit.

Incredible museum. There is so much in this historical museum. I wish I had a second day to go... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jgl22
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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
A good Civil War Museum in Gettysburg

While it is not in Gettysburg with their abundance of Civil War attractiveness, this location in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
miller665
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Incredible museum. There is so much in this historical museum. I wish I had a second day to go back. I would have had the time to truely see all that this museum has to exhibit. If you only have one day, go early. If...More

Thank jgl22
Reviewed 5 days ago

While it is not in Gettysburg with their abundance of Civil War attractiveness, this location in downtown Harrisburg location provides many wonderful items to those who are avid historians and those who just like to learn about history.

Thank miller665
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family loves history. This is the best Civil War museum with lots of original artifacts. Start on the second floor in Gallery 1 which is the beginning of the war. Work your way through the Galleries which follow the progression of the war. It...More

Thank Travelinklan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is historically unbiased, elegant, breath taking, simultaneously sad, confronting, piquing patriotism, beautifully presented, tear provoking, but most of all, a testament to America, it's people and it's history. I believe every American should visit this exhibit.

Thank myold356
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a marvelous visit to the Natl Civil War Museum. I have seen many museums but this one explains simply and thoroughly all the aspects of U.S. society before and after the War.

1  Thank Lila K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by the museum before our scheduled event at the PA farm expo. The displays were very well put together and informative. It was worth the quick trip!

Thank Sami L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum with excellent exhibits and a great message. A must see if you're even a casual student of the Civil War.

1  Thank BarryZav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We brought my parents here while camping in Lancaster. We all really enjoyed this museum, and thought it was very well done. While others complained about the "cheesy videos" we thought they told some pretty neat stories as the war progressed. My reason for choosing...More

1  Thank Jfk08865
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here after our Gettysburg trip. It is a very interesting museum but, I could not see going out of the way to visit it!

Thank Lirrhater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 13 year old son spent 2 1/2 hours here and loved every minute. It a 'must see' if you enjoy history. Watch the videos as you go. They follow a family through the years of the Civil War and show the very human side...More

1  Thank Xochitl H
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backjudge1
Is there a research area for Pennsylvania regiments? I am from Ohio, but my great-great grandfather was a member of the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry.
16 May 2017|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I don't know the answer.
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Ikester48
How much is it?
7 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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GSB6433
Hi, GSB6433. What would you like to know about this attraction? Is there a handicapped entrance to avoid stairs. Is it easy to locate?
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!
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