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National Civil War Museum

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Address: 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA
Phone Number: 866-258-4729, 717-260-1861
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look...
The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look at the Civil War.
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4th of July trip

Instead of the beach or something else we decided to take the kids to learn about why the 4th is important. Loved this museum it is well layed out and very accesible for kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Moorestown, New Jersey, United States
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Moorestown, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Instead of the beach or something else we decided to take the kids to learn about why the 4th is important. Loved this museum it is well layed out and very accesible for kids.

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This museum is well done with interesting displays. It was the pet project of a former Harrisburg mayor, which explains why it is in a remote corner of Harrisburg city far from major highways (he did it to encourage tourism and economic development). Harrisburg itself has some civil war history (Camp Curtin, etc.) but it is not as significant as... More 

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Kalkaska, Michigan
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We decided to visit this museum before we went to Gettysburg. We were amazed at how well planned out and how much information was available. What we thought would be a short visit turned into a four hour adventure. Affordable, informative and even held the attention of our 14 year old. You will not be disappointed!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

From the attack on Fort Sumter to the assassination of President Lincoln, the museum takes you on a journey through time. After entering through the gift shop, start on the second floor and work your way through the years of the Civil War. Dioramas and many other forms of media, help the visitor understand these most turbulent years of American... More 

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Paradise, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Neat experience. Very good exhibits with great history. Definitely worth stopping by if you like history and you're in the area.

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NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The museum was easy to get to, there were signs posted as you got closer. There is plenty of parking and the fee to get in was fair. ($11 per adult). We had a Group-On so we had a 2 for 1.... excellent deal! The exhibits and information was quite detailed. Lots of stuff to read, television monitors with actors... More 

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Houston, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A little difficult to find but once you get here, you will discover a real gem. As advertised, this museum presents an unbiased and balanced story of the war. There is much that can be learned here, Even if you are well acquainted with the history surrounding that period of time as well as the war itself, there is still... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My family and I had a great time at the National Civil War Museum. It was very educational and the tour guide had a lot of knowledge about the Civil War. I would go back.

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Cosby, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Everything you want to learn about the civil war. Wonderful displays. So much to see. Plan to spend a few hours.

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Belmont, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Set in a beautiful location, this is an excellent museum that highlights the events and people from both the North and the South. There are many videos and treasures to view while there. Allow at least two hours for the self guided tour. There is so much to see that time will fly by. There is an elevator for use... More 

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Additional Information about National Civil War Museum

Address: 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA
Phone Number: 866-258-4729, 717-260-1861
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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