beautiful building, spectacular views of the city and great history lesson, with tons of artifacts from the civil war
Not nearly as good as the museum in Richmond. It is okay if you are a newbie to the Civil War. A lot of it is photos, videos of actors playing a role, etc
Spent 3-1/2 hrs here & couldn't get enough. It was great! As a certified battlefield guide @ Antietam, South Mountain, & Harpers Ferry, I enjoyed it immensely.
Much more than I envisaged. This museum provides a very balenced view of the Civil War. The exhibits, the films, the artifacts and the war material is of very high quality. It is paired with the Smithsonian so they have really made the Museum as accurate and balenced as possible. The gift store is of high quality and the staff... More
They did a very good job putting everything together. Tons of artifacts and videos make it very interesting without taking sides. A bit out of the way but has a beautiful view. If you are into the Civil War or just into History, this is a must.
This is an excellent museum. It explains all of the issues of the Civil War in an interesting and even handed manner. The pieces in the museum kept our boys (aged 13 and 15) interested enough to read almost all of the displays. The video presentations were excellent. The staff was friendly and helpful. The building itself is relatively new... More
Expensive for the 1-2 hrs it took to go through reading most everything. Seemed to be in bad neighborhood , we went past quite a few run down buildings getting there.
super museum. It's a little out of the way but a well thought out and in depth presentation of civil war history - not just a battles and generals presentation, it explores our expierince as a people and country
This is our second visit to this museum. The last one was a number of years ago. This is one of the best Museums on the Civil War that I have been to. They give a balanced approach to the conflict. I really enjoyed how they showed the conflicts effect on the home front. There are monitors all over the... More
a Little hard to find , but close to downtown Harrisburg, A msut for anybody into our great History, the exhibits are great and need at least 3-4 hours to enjoy
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