We had a small group that had prearranged a tour with guide. Our tour guide was in a Civil War Naval Uniform, was very knowledgeable, and gave demonstrations of weapons, musical instruments, as well as the life of a sailor. We were guided through the Galleries. The tour also included a re-enactment of the autopsy of John Wilkes Booth from a historical standpoint, with no blood or gore. I am not a history buff, but this tour was VERY ENTERTAINING and INTERESTING. I learned quite a bit about not only the part that Columbus, GA played in the Civil War as a port and manufacturing location for confederate ships, but also about the Union Navy's and Confederate States Navy's involvement in the war between the states.The museum footprint is small, but packed with great exhibits. I had previously toured the museum without a guide and enjoyed it, however, I would highly recommend the guided tour option.
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