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Civil War Museum

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Address: 5400 First Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone Number: 262-653-4141
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The accredited Civil War Museum opened in 2008 on Kenosha Wisconsin’s...
The accredited Civil War Museum opened in 2008 on Kenosha Wisconsin’s scenic lakefront campus. 57,000 Sq Ft covers American Civil War history like no other, offering the enthusiast a chance to learn about the contributions of the Upper Middle West. Already acclaimed for their permanent exhibit featuring life-scale, interactive exhibits, and audio and video technology.
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Nice to See a Northern Civil War Museum

Since most of the fighting in the Civil War took place south of the Mason-Dixon Line, most of the museums I've seen dedicated to that war either favor the Southern view or go out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Since most of the fighting in the Civil War took place south of the Mason-Dixon Line, most of the museums I've seen dedicated to that war either favor the Southern view or go out of their way to be balanced. This museum tells about the war from the point of view of the Midwest. They describe what life was like... More 

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Port Byron, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

As a Civil War buff and lecturer I found the Kenosha Civil War Museum to be a good source for getting a feel for the lives of the soldiers and sailors who served and learned about their equipment and rations. A good place to visit.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visited with family interested in Civil War. Lots of great exhibits, a short movie, and talking displays. Great for kids to learn about the war.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Visited this museum on a Friday morning and almost had the museum to ourselves. This is a clean, compact, well-designed museum. We started with the 360 degree film that was outstanding and powerful. The displays are laid out in circular fashion around the outside of the small theater. Everything was displayed carefully and thoughtfully. This is not a dusty collection... More 

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Louisville, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Although a small museum in Wisconsin it does appeal to Civil War buffs. There is a 360 degree screen which shows a short movie that is interesting and two floors of Civil War memorabilia that you can see in a short period of time. Friendly staff and close to the lakefront in Kenosha which provides a beautiful view of Lake... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I enjoy learning and reading about the Civil War. This museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian and it shows. The exhibits are well done and the 360 degree movie is moving and shows some of the emotions of the war. I would have liked to have spent more time in the resource center, but got there at the end of... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This one of the best museums around. It's a must see when you're in Kenosha along with all the other Museums Kenosha is so fortunate to have all these museums. The lakefront is beautiful

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This museum does not tell the story of the Civil War through the battles, as most museums do, it's focus is on the individual soldier and their experience. The displays and presentations are very well done, traveling through time. It is a bit dark, but I'm sure this is done to preserve the artifacts.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The museum's layout of exhibits and narratives allows a guest to get into the stories of the people during the Civil War.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Beautifully presented with artifacts collected from throughout the state, this is a fitting tribute to those who fought and died throughout the north, south and west from Wisconsin's regiments. You should plan on spending a good amount of time here as there are also special exhibits. At the moment, the display of sketches of major battlefields, prisons and other civil... More 

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Additional Information about Civil War Museum

Address: 5400 First Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone Number: 262-653-4141
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Kenosha
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 - 5:00 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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