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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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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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Interesting Look At The Role Of Midwest

This small museum tells the stories gleaned from history and families of the role Midwest states played in the war and the impact of the aftermath. There is also a resource room... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
JoW169
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This small museum tells the stories gleaned from history and families of the role Midwest states played in the war and the impact of the aftermath. There is also a resource room where you can do research.

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Thank JoW169
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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58 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

You wouldn't exactly expect a great Civil War Museum to be part of downtown Kenosha, but they have done a wonderful job.

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Thank Amanda D
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We live just 2 blocks from the Civil War Museum & have visited several times. You can learn so much....in a fun way. Part of the museum is free, but there is a charge to go through some of it. I think it's about $7.00 which I'd suggest paying to see the best exhibits. We are members of The Friends... More 

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Thank sue w
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I never thought Kenosha would be considered a vacation destination, but this is one of the reasons you could visit. It's a fabulous museum. The displays are eye catching and interesting. It can hold the interest of children and adults. I can't believe this is available in my hometown, but I love taking my guests here.

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Thank champaignlady
Wisconsin
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80 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I love the Civil War so I was really excited to visit this museum and I was not disappointed. Even though it is pretty small and doesn't take too long to tour, if you really read everything it could take a few hours and there are a few other fun museums in Kenosha to combine it with for a day... More 

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Thank eec317
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

I love this museum. Despite being a confederate sympathizer, this "yankee" museum is very well done. Great place to visit, have lunch or have a meeting.

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

If you go as a group, a family, a couple, or by yourself, by all means GO! Fantastic displays, life-size dioramas and numerous original flags and relics tell the story of Midwest America during the Civil War. Not to be missed is the 360 light and sound movie presentation "Seeing the Elephant." Just ten minutes, but a very moving experience... More 

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Stetsonville, Wisconsin, United States
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53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

2 hours pass so quickly. The displays are interesting, not the dry history of school days. The short movie set the tone for the self guided tour. The volunteer was there to answer questions and shared her love of history. The displays were short large print posters & scenes from that civil war mixed in with displays of actual articles... More 

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Antioch, Illinois
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Great museum. A lot of history in this museum, all displays laid out perfectly. There is a short movie running all the time. Well worth the small fee charged. Good for all the family to see.

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Thank jerrynpatti2015
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I was quite amazed at the extensive collections and the interesting presentations! Definitely worth spending 2-3 hours time there!

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