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Address: 343 Campground Rd., Harpers Ferry, WV
Phone Number: +1 703-967-5269
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Description: We are a unique museum in the Harpers Ferry KOA Campground. We have many...
We are a unique museum in the Harpers Ferry KOA Campground. We have many authentic things but also have reproduction items so that adults and children can see what it was like to live during the 1800's.
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Small Museum, but well arranged

The museum is unmanned and only two rooms, but I found the info and displays interesting. Start at one end of the room and it wraps around with artifacts and displays.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Kriss_15401
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The museum is unmanned and only two rooms, but I found the info and displays interesting. Start at one end of the room and it wraps around with artifacts and displays.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
57 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It is a good place to learn about civil war history but it should be combined with others as part of the learning.

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Pembroke, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Visiting Washington DC. Is wonderful, but just a few miles out the war of bull run, then to Harpers Ferry where the three bodies of water meet. There is a wonderful education on civil war, the town is quaint and quite lovely walking is a must. So much to see and do there. Children can be entertained at the zip... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Although this cute little museum is in a KOA campground, it provides a very good glimpse of Civil War history. Marsha and Tom are very passionate about preserving Civil War History, with interesting artifacts and knowledge. This little gem is free, but they do take donations... Although shyly!! They were a wealth of knowledge of Harpers Ferry and surrounding area!!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
101 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a small but free museum that we really enjoyed. The quality of the exhibits were nicely done and there is a lot of information packed into a small space!

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Pittsburgh, PA
2 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Visited the museum over the weekend, very nice! Marsha and Tom are very knowable about the Civil War and was a pleasure to talk to. The Museum hosted a Civil War encampment that the kids really enjoyed. They formed up with the reenactors and shown how they lived. Very Nice and Thankyou

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Kerens, West Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is very good to bring to life the story of John Brown,will give you the feeling of stepping back in time, and if your not careful might make you scream alittle LOL. Very fun !

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Marsha W, Owner at Civil War Living History Museum, responded to this review

Thank you fr visiting our museum while you wre camping at the Harpers Ferry KOA. Thanks for taking the time to wrte the trip advisor review. Marsha and Tom Wood More 

Oakton, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I am from Northern Virginia and have visited Harper's Ferry and the surrounding area with my parents and siblings since I can remember; for hunting, fishing, boy scout camps, folk tours, etc. Tom and Marsha, the curators at this quaint little museum, have one of the best collections of historical documents, books, pictures, and relics in the region. They are... More 

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Marsha W, Owner at Civil War Living History Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our museum. We are glad that your children enjoyed the cannon firing. Marsha and Tom Wood More 

Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I was surprised at how friendly the staff was to my kids and how they took the time to rxplain things and how they let the kids touch eveything in the museaum. Thanks for a great visit and the cannon firing on saturday made my kids day

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Rosedale MD
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We come here often to visit and was surprised again !! Every time Tom and Marsha have something new to their PERSONAL COLLECTION!! The time and hours they devote to spreading their knowledge of the Civil war amazes me. My son was chosen to ring the bell, and received an AWESOME Authentic Civil War Bullet in a Display Case just... More 

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Marsha W, Owner at Civil War Living History Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back to the museum this season. We appreciate your donation to the museum of the Harpers Ferry Civil war bullets Marsha and Tom Wood More 

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