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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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fascinating account of wisconsin's role in the civil war

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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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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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My children and I have been to the Civil War Museum twice now, they can changed a few things since we were there last. The 360 degree video "Seeing the elephant" is a powerful video. We had children of all ages there and they were all riveted to the screen. There is currently a traveling display there from art work... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We came across this museum on a Saturday, and were treated to a wonderful experience. Everything about it is first class, and the last part where they show each war and the uniform worn is amazing.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

When we moved to SE Wisconsin from the DC Area, I, a long time Civil War buff, was certain that I was bidding farewell to one of my long time passions. To my immense surprise less than six months after we moved to Racine, they started construction on this wonderful Civil War museum featuring not the battles in the East,... More 

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kenosha
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Greeters are friendly and very helpful in answering your questions. Explore one of the three downtown Kenosha Museums. Exhibits are authentic and wonderful to view.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My husband and I visited the Civil War Museum on a Wednesday in April. From the moment we were greeted by the docents, we knew we would be in for a special experience. The docents were each retired teachers and went out of their way to show us how to best enjoy the museum. The gentleman took us around and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Spent a day up in Kenosha visiting the Civil War Museum of the 6 States. Great exhibit with authentic utensils. Especially the audio theater with the topic "Seeing the Elephant" left a great impression on me. It shows what happened from the soldiers perspective and makes clear to everybody how brutal the ACW was. Walk through exhibit is very good... More 

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Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were not sure what to expect, and were pleasantly surprised by the lovely area on Lake Michigan. Beautiful views of the lake! Brand new building housing a very interesting museum. Well done! We especially liked the antique clocks upstairs. Thank you for allowing kids to enter FREE of charge.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

I've done a lot of museums around the country and was awe struck with what they've done. The exhibits abound with written material. We spent over two hours there on a Sunday afternoon and only covered about half of the material. As a Civil War buff, I found incredible information on everything from pre-War days all the way through Reconstruction.... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I visit the museum about once a month either to attend their second Friday lunch hour program or sharing the museum with visiting friends.

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Additional Information about Civil War Museum

Address: 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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