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National Civil War Museum

1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
+1 717-260-1861
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We spent 2.5 hours here after 8 hours on the road. We were the only people touring so we had lots... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wendy B
Little Britain
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Basic museum

Overall a good museum. A lot of nice artifacts from the area which was nice to see. They could use... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christopher C
Hazlet, New Jersey
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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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1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
+1 717-260-1861
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent 2.5 hours here after 8 hours on the road. We were the only people touring so we had lots of space to ourselves. It was a well organized tour with incredible artifacts on display! Learned lots of interesting facts about the civil war!...More

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall a good museum. A lot of nice artifacts from the area which was nice to see. They could use some more interactive stuff for the kids. It was worth the visit. Took about and hour and a half to go through, but you could...More

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has two floors and is arranged in a chronological history of the civil war. The videos summarizing the battles are chilling when you hear that the number of dead if lined up would be 4.5 miles long. There is a great deal to...More

Thank joanz359
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My spouse and I visited this museum in September. We found it to be very interesting. They also had a demonstration of weapons in the back yard, but it lasted quite long and was hot, so I rested on a patio chair while my husband...More

Thank Michele K
Reviewed 10 November 2017

A little hard to find, but this is s must see for any Civil War buff. The artifact collection is outstanding.

Thank Traveladdict037
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Excellent coverage of the Civil War in PA. Governor and Mayor want to close it. I hope not. It serves an educational purpose.

Thank It5giH430y
Reviewed 5 November 2017

One of the best museums I have seen but it is emotionally depressing because this is a history of an evil time. It is well organized with a clear vision starting out with a history of slavery and follows the preparations for war and actual...More

Thank RobCoquitlam_BC
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This was a wonderful find. My husband and I were in the area celebrating our anniversary. Weeks before the trip I came across information about the museum. We both were so impressed - we had no idea it existed. We went into the gift shop...More

Thank ionesagem
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Stopped by the museum prior to leaving Harrisburg conference. Loved the museum. Friendly staff. Well organized. Great exhibits with some really cool artifacts from the war. Great medical section. The grounds were beautiful with wide views of the Susquehanna valley. It was even worth coming...More

Thank flr9003
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The museum educates is visitors on the American civil war starting with the roots of the conflict and continuing with preparations for the war and with the actual battles fought in the war. The exhibits are displayed in an interesting and captivating manner.

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