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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A Must When In Kenosha

This place has a lot of Kenosha history included in the exhibits. A must see when in the area. Even as an adult you'll really like to see the history of the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place has a lot of Kenosha history included in the exhibits. A must see when in the area. Even as an adult you'll really like to see the history of the area.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had fun in a civil war museum. Although as museums go this is a small but fun place. This it's the first museum that we have been in that has mannequins that talk to you. Like all theater you have to use your imagination but each mannequin tells his or her story. Sitting next to each on the train... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We thought it was a great museum! Wish more of the mannequins were interactive, quite an interesting twist having the mannequins narrate their stories for you.

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The "Lest We Forget" veterans memorial area was absolutely breathtaking. My family decided not to tour the rest of the museum because they'd had enough history for one day. We may be back.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We visited last Saturday, July 25. It's a beautiful new building, and the museum itself reminded me of the Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Il. However, it was difficult, even with the museum map, to figure out where all the displays were located and how to get to them in an orderly fashion. Making it even more difficult was the once-per-hour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I love the displays they have setup. The staff is very helpful and there is a lot of very interesting history to be learned about past and present wars and military lifestyles.

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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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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