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Civil War Museum

5400 First Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140
262-653-4141
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Kenosha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: The accredited Civil War Museum opened in 2008 on Kenosha Wisconsin’s scenic lakefront campus...
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Yes, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Why? Because the focus is on how the War Between the States affected the Upper Midwest, which sent 750,000 men to serve in the army but, perhaps more importantly, how the Upper Midwest also provided much of the food and raw materials necessary to sustain the Union Army. Believe it or not, this is the third... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This museum is spectacular! It's a lot of amazing exhibits and information. It's great for the whole family, interactive exhibits and scenes to really explain how life was during the civil war

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Rochester Ny Area
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348 reviews 348 reviews
188 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Set up mostly on one floor,with just travelling exhibits upstairs; this is a rather new building up east on Lake Michegan..a nice movie in the round opens up the time well spent there... most all displays are simple and well done; a few areas lacked for adequate lighting... there is a nice gift shop on the main level.. a small... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The price is right and if you are looking for a little bit of history the Civil war museum is a good deal.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

OK for school aged children. Has some interesting artifacts, but have visited actual Civil War battle sites with museums where it was much more interesting.

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South Dakota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was an awesome museum. We had just a short visit but saw the 360* movie and walked through the first floor. Absolutely wonderful. A must see in Kenosha WI.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My son is a Civil War enthusiast after visiting various battle grounds on the East Coast last Summer 2014 and a trip down South this Summer 3013 with a group from Marquette University High School, headed by Chris Lese. Chris Lese, is a MUHS teacher and a Civil War expert, He was very influential with development of the Museum. We... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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208 attraction reviews
363 helpful votes 363 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We've been to some marvelous Civil War museums over the years, including Gettysburg and Richmond. So when Dan Weinberg of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago and other Civil War buffs recommended that we should visit the Civil War Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin, we wondered if they were putting us on. Kenosha? Well, they weren't kidding. It is like... More 

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wind lake wi
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My 15 year old grandson and I visited the Civil War Museum recently. It was one of the best museums I have ever been to.The 360 degree movie was only 10 minutes but don't miss it!. Neat to have the mannequins talk to me. Will definitely go back.

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Pleasant Prairie
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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Kenosha Civil War Museum is outstanding. Very clean building and lots to see, more than i expected. There is also some bonus stuff to see up stairs. It is free to armed forces or Military retirees. I was impressed at the amount of history there was to see and could have spent more time. It is located in a... More 

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