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Civil War Living History Museum - CLOSED

343 Campground Rd, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-5168
+1 703-967-5269
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Super Informative

This museum offers a comprehensive history on the story of African Americans living in the area... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Monroe, Louisiana
A must see while in town

A small museum, but very concise and informative about the HF events of the Civil War. A must see... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Oxford, Pennsylvania
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We are a unique museum . We used to be located in the Harpers Ferry KOA. We were asked to leave there so we have changed our museum to a mobile one. Please contact us if you have a desire or need for living history to be brought to you
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343 Campground Rd, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-5168
+1 703-967-5269

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

This museum offers a comprehensive history on the story of African Americans living in the area. It provides a detailed history and storyline of the last couple hundred years.

2  Thank Okegs
Reviewed 16 November 2016

A small museum, but very concise and informative about the HF events of the Civil War. A must see stop while in town.

Thank tawny1956
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I spent about 20 minutes reviewing the information, and found a few interesting facts that justified the time spent here. There were timelines which help to put things into context. I would definitely go back.

2  Thank Leon H
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Don't miss this - we learned so much, it was a sobering experience. They don't pull any punches - some of the details were disturbing even today.

1  Thank chris w
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Nice museum. I liked listening to the tapes. Very sad facts to be learned. Would recommend for everyone. Nice to see how far this country has come.

1  Thank skitraveler1
Reviewed 4 June 2016

This was a really nice addition to the park for us. We learned a bit of history and it was done well.

Thank Lori T
Reviewed 25 May 2016

As visitors from the UK, we never really knew who John Brown was, although we had heard the song about John Brown's body "lying mouldering in the grave" often in the past. So it was enlightening to hear about his role in the initial emancipation...More

2  Thank asgirvan777
Reviewed 8 January 2016

This museum combined artwork, personal documents and audio/visual displays to retell the human stories in Harper's Ferry. The John Brown story allows you to view him from many different perspectives. Original artifacts from his seige and a special African American exhibit and the men who...More

2  Thank KevanF
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Just a quick drive from the Harpers Ferry NPS Visitor Center, be sure to set aside some time to browse this unique museum located in the nearby KOA campground! Lots of artifacts and the owners are an amazing wealth of knowledge with a great story...More

1  Thank JMilleker
Reviewed 5 September 2015

If you're in Harper's Ferry you really should go through the museum to better understand the issues surrounding the civil war that were far beyond politics, but touches the lives of real people trying to survive.

1  Thank Chapingros
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