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National Civil War Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Very Interesting

Took my two teens to this AMAZING Museum. They found this to be very interesting and educational... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
A Great Museum!

It takes about 2-3 hours to get through the museum and it is self guided. But it gives a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fred M
Sacramento, California
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The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look at the Civil War.
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1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
+1 717-260-1861
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All reviews both sides chronological order president lincoln events leading up two floors hill overlooking interesting artifacts enjoy history history buff gift shop self guided tour several hours two hours well worth the trip on display second floor harrisburg area
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Took my two teens to this AMAZING Museum. They found this to be very interesting and educational they are ASKING TO GO BACK. There were a lot of video's presentations throughout the museum. As well as a lot of information that you can read on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It takes about 2-3 hours to get through the museum and it is self guided. But it gives a great overview of the Civil War and the issues involved. Plus, it had a lot of interesting facts posted throughout the museum. The museum itself is...More

Thank Fred M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went today a Wednesday in October. On Wednesday’s they are open until 8 pm. We got there are 2 pm and there were very few people here. I would say we saw less than 10 people there during our 4 hour visit. They have...More

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific museum with tons of artifacts and visual presentations. Plan to spend a few hours here to experience everything. Plenty of free parking, and the place is spacious enough that you will not feel cramped by other visitors.

Thank goldfngr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy visiting the Civil War Battlefields and Museums. While visiting the Gettysburg National Battlefield we took a trip down to the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, a 50 minute drive effort well worth it. The museum exhibits are of very good (actually excellent...More

Thank Jorge G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely loved this place .It was so emotional reading all the artifacts. It is very clean and informative. I highly recommend this place

Thank Straight4orward
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was very interesting. It covered the events leading up to the war straight through the resolution. So many artifacts that were amazing to see. Videos describing many key points in the war as well as figures depicting slave auctions, clothing, and war camp...More

Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has many lessons to view and many artifacts that are very interesting. It is laid out very nice so you can follow the timeline of the war's history. Take the time to watch all of the videos through-out the museum. They give you...More

Thank jth3309
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have travelled all over the world and have seen many museums. This museum is among the best we have ever visited. Superbly designed with concise information. Easy to follow from beginning of the War to the finish. Highly recommend!!

Thank annonymous542
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the layout and presentation of the information and artifacts, thorough but not overwhelming. Also, video presentations of re-enactors are chronologically presented as they tell their stories through time. This place is a must for any and all history or Civil War enthusiasts.

Thank timothym931
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May 15, 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!
May 7, 2017|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is around $7.00 for seniors.
April 26, 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!