It's on a par, or more, with any other Civil War Museum I've ever visited. A gorgeous facility on the shores of Lake Michigan. Don't miss it!
I went here with my dad on Father's Day because he's really interested in the Civil War and he wanted to take me there. I liked it a lot, pretty interactive - the train ride was my favorite part. It was special because I got to be with my dad and he would elaborate on different things when I didn't... More
I did not realize that Wisconsin played that big of a role in major battles of the civil war. nicely set up with unique displays, mannequins with motion active dialog, building fronts with old newspaper pages that have the real stories printed from era, learning center and friendly staff.
Today the Kenosha Civil War museum had a speaker, Steve Quick, who was very knowledgeable about the submarine The Hunley. He is a reenactor as a sailor on the Hunley so was dressed as such. His talk was fascinating. The exhibit which was also free was all about the twin campaigns of 1863 in Gettysburg and Vicksburg. We were surprised... More
A lot to see and learn. Kids probably would not get half the information on the Civil War in the classroom.
Situated alongside the gorgeous Lake Michigan lakefront you'll find it easily. The parking lot is nice and big. Next door there was a huge library which looks new itself and maybe worth a stop as well. Additionally in the neighborhood right there is the Kenosha Public Museum which is free and worth combining. Enjoy the electric trolleys that come by... More
We visited this museum on June 22nd. There is a free parking next to the building. If you are active military the admission is free. Pay your admission at the shop. You will get a stamp on your hand to enter the exhibit gallery. On entering take a right, otherwise you will not see the exhibit in the exact order.... More
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