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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
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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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The Civil War Museum in Kenosha is a first class attraction

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Racine, Wisconsin
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Indianapolis
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Black River Falls, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Fun for the kids, they liked it. Lots to see! Really a great hidden museum! Fun for teens, great location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The museum is unique in that you don't see Civil War Museum very often. Well done for the area. The museum is next to the Kenosha Public Museum as well and the law enforcement memorial is between them.

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Peru, Illinois
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93 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Came to Kenosha for a brief one night visit and heard about the museum so I decided to visit with my brother. Easy to get to and there is plenty of parking. Being interested in the Civil War and going to visit Gettysburg for the first time in May anything helped. The fiery trial exhibit was the highlight going from... More 

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