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Texas Civil War Museum

760 Jim Wright Freeway North, Fort Worth, TX 76108
817-246-2323
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Ranked #12 of 97 attractions in Fort Worth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: Texas Civil War Museum is a little museum located on the west side of Fort Worth.  It is a fun museum with history and lots of artifacts from the... more »
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Alvarado, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Whether you are a Southerner or a Yankee you will benefit from viewing the numerous exhibits that represent both sides of the War between the States. I'm embarrassed to say that after years of reading about this place this was my first visit. I assumed it was just a few displays of the same old things I have seen all... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you are into Texas history- you'll enjoy stopping here. If you are a local DFW resident- look up the Fort Worth Civil War Round Table for a schedule of the many scheduled free lectures in the area as well. At the museum you can watch the movie "Our Homes Our Rights"- Texas in the Civil War, though on the... More

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ELLIJAY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is an easy to reach museum and surprises the visitor with the extensive displays of historic photos, rifles, soldier's paraphernalia, cannons and period women's wear from the Civil War. It's not crowded and one can spend as much or as little time examining the displays. A good selection of historical books is at the gift shop.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We went to this museum with low expectations, and our entire family truly enjoyed it! This museum has an impressive, extensive collection of artifacts from both the Union and Confederacy along with informative, interesting videos. The teenage girls in our group were fascinated with the Victorian dresses. I didn't really appreciate Texas' role in the Civil War until I spent... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a wonderful place to visit even if the Civil War is not your "thing". Huge selection of women's dresses and an outstanding display of Civil War items. I will make a return visit.

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Somers, NY
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133 reviews 133 reviews
44 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This museum gives the visitor an idea of what it was like to fight for both the North and the South. The collection features clothing, weapons, medical instruments, and so much more. The videos are informative and interesting. Good dioramas describe some of the war's battles. The building also includes an excellent collection of 19th century women's clothing--all beautifully preserved.... More

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Emory, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Very educational and helpful staff. Never knew how much Texas was in the civil war, this is very informative.

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Spring, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great place to go to understand the history of the War Between the States. Awesome artifacts on display!

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Escondido, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The museum is amazing! They had uniforms from both sides and a room full of era dresses. Weapons, cannons and so much more!

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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
37 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Pros: Museum is much larger than you think. Very affordable. Nice film that explains war. Displays are well done and informative. Interesting artifacts from both Confederate and Yankee sides. Large display of uniforms, weapons, cannons, medical utensils, etc. They also have Grant's sword...in Texas! Yeehah! Beautiful display of period clothing. Cons: No one was available to answer questions.

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