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Civil War Museum

5400 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-6508
+1 262-653-4141
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Great Memorial Weekend Visit

We stopped into the Civil War Museum over Memorial Day Weekend. The museum is free although they... read more

Reviewed yesterday
djcollie03
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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Interesting

Stopped by while driving through Kenosha. A lot of interesting information in the display... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TAdvisorRN
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Massillon, Ohio, United States
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“degree movie” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5400 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-6508
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+1 262-653-4141
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped into the Civil War Museum over Memorial Day Weekend. The museum is free although they will accept a donation if you're willing. The first floor has a fantastic memorial to our country's fallen heroes. The space is set up like a campfire with...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped by while driving through Kenosha. A lot of interesting information in the display. Panoramic movie very good and worth taking the time to see. Expected more displays but still worth the time.More

1  Thank TAdvisorRN
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Civil War Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We have really put a lot of detail into our main exhibit The Fiery Trial, so you can make your visit as short or as long as you want to. There are lots of corners and alcoves which are off the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

For a relatively small town of about 100,000, Kenosha has great museums for one and all to enjoy. For history buffs, the Civil War museum has much to peak your interest. Along with all the other museums, all generally in walking distance from each other,...More

1  Thank carok1
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Civil War Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review! We at the Museums strive to deliver a variety of exhibits all throughout our Museums for local and out of town visitors alike to enjoy. It's one of our goals to ensure that you can easily spend...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently spent the day touring Kenosha during the Women In Travel Summit. I am so glad I choose to spend my time in Kenosha. My favorite thing was the Civil War Museum. This museum featured tons of interactive exhibits with life size models. You...More

1  Thank Lorilovesparislorihe
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Civil War Museum, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your time in Kenosha! There's plenty for you to see on a second, and even third visit to our Museum. We're always updating our collection and rotating our displays on the second floor to freshen up our exhibits for returning...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting. Life size replicas of soldiers, tents, ammunitions. Fantastic movie shown before entering the museum. You need about two hours to see everything . We were also treated to a special lunch prepared for us. It was great. Thank you every one.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I'm a bit of a civil war buff but only accidentally found out about this place whilst my wife was shopping in Kenosha. It was fantastic. The actual museum is fairly light in detail but suited my ten and six year old daughters fine -...More

2  Thank Darren H
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Civil War Museum, responded to this review

We're so glad you stumbled upon our Museum! It sounds like you spent a lot of time looking through our exhibits, and of course experiencing our amazing 360 film "Seeing the Elephant". We hope to see you again when you can plan another trip!

Reviewed 1 April 2017

I spent several hours here recently, and it was well worth the trip from Chicago. Quite large for a Civil War museum -- don't think this is just some small town display. It focuses on the Midwest's role in the war, but there are exhibits...More

2  Thank Smudgecats
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Civil War Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for making the trip to come see us! We're glad you thought the experience was worth it. It can be a bit confusing to make your way through the exhibit, but on the bright side there isn't any "right" path to follow. You're...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Plan your visit to watch "Seeing the Elephant," 360 surround style movie giving a glimpse into life of an enlisted man. It runs for 10 minutes at the top of every hour in the center of the main exhibit which (if you follow the map...More

2  Thank Tony T
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Civil War Museum, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a great visit! It lets us know we're doing our job well to hear stories like yours, where you really took the time to enjoy all of the different aspects of our Museum. Thanks so much for visiting and reviewing,...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

The video shown at this museum is a 360 degree screen, it is all around you and you are basically in the middle when the guns and cannons begin to shoot, it is very cool to see and be a part of. There are a...More

1  Thank happyrus17
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Civil War Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We do have a lot of information on display, and for our visitors who like to come often there's always something new for them to discover. The subject of the Civil War can be a bit tough for kids to get...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017

This museum focuses on the midwest states contributions and losses in the Civil War. There is a lot to read in this small museum. The 360 degree movie was a very nice and interesting surprise. Worth the money.

1  Thank Curt C
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Civil War Museum, responded to this review

A nice, succinct description of what we do. Thanks for the review! Come back and visit us again soon!

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Leticia A
What's the price admission
20 April 2017|
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Response from Kenosha_Museums | Property representative |
The Fiery Trial exhibit has an admission price of $9 per adult, $5 for residents of Kenosha. Children 15 and under are free, but must be accompanied by an adult.
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