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National Civil War Museum

1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
+1 717-260-1861
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Amazing collection and displays

First off, the entrance and the one way roads are pretty confusing coming and leaving. Hburg does... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hershey, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Great museum

I found this museum to be quite enjoyable. There are some interesting pieces and information. Well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mechanicsburg, 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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“both sides” (75 reviews)
“enjoy history” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
+1 717-260-1861
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First off, the entrance and the one way roads are pretty confusing coming and leaving. Hburg does place direction and signs as I would have hoped. Parking was awkward for the entrance with steep outdoor steps. We entered through the gift shop since the winter...More

Thank oldstocks
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this museum to be quite enjoyable. There are some interesting pieces and information. Well worth the visit.

Thank ibcnyou
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to visit with my family on our way home from Gettysburg. Well worth the visit. We are Civil War Nuts and were very impressed with the collection and presentations. One of the nicest museums we ever visited. Friendly staff. Time to walk through the...More

1  Thank Gregory R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our trip to Hershey we had a little extra time to spare, so we decided to go see the Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. My son is 11 and has gotten very interested in history this year so I knew he'd probably find it...More

Thank kpoinier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good size museum with a nice collection of items. Good displays, unbiased presentations. We went on a weekend when they did a special cannon firing. They also had a "camp" set up and people dressed in period clothing answering questions, and there was a demonstration...More

Thank Stacey P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a day following an overnight snowfall. We left some time for the roads to clear before leaving our hotel in Hershey. The roads and sidewalks to the museum were not cleared so it was a bit frightening at times as the drive...More

Thank Amanda R
Trini N, Director of Sales at National Civil War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and we are very sorry that the weather did not cooperate on the day you arrived. Safety is our first concern and unfortunately, the park is 90 acres and is the responsibility of the City of Harrisburg to clear. They do...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed this museum. Took the grandkids and we enjoyed the beautiful museum. There is a lot of different displays full of history facts I never knew. The kids had a good time. They enjoyed the displays.

Thank Melinda A
Reviewed 17 December 2017 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 30 November 2017 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 20 November 2017

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

1  Thank joanz359
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15 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!