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“Impressive collection” 4 of 5 stars
Review of National Civil War Museum

National Civil War Museum
1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA
866-258-4729, 717-260-1861
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Harrisburg
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look at the Civil War.
rocky hill, CT USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Impressive collection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Beautifully situated on top of a hill in a park, and they have a nicely displayed collection of interesting artifacts and dioramas. If they only had stuff outside, it would be perfect.

Visited November 2013
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Auburn, New York
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“Many fine Civil War exhibits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Many fine Civil War exhibits. If you don't want to make the trip to Gettysburg this museum offers the second best thing.

Visited August 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

It was wonderful. The museum is huge and the price was great. We spent all day there we did not want to leave. They make history come alive! Thank You!

Visited August 2013
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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A very nice museum in a quiet setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

good: nicely set up, AAA discount
bad: a little small for the price.
A very nice museum in a quiet setting. Building is beautiful, looks brand new, but is quite a few years old. Comparatively to other Civil War Museums, this was a few dollars high for the amount that you see, but perhaps it's due to the gorgeous building. Get a $1 off pp admission ticket with AAA card. There's grounds to walk around outside, but it was raining when we were there, so not sure what they're like. Gift shop was reasonably priced.

Visited September 2013
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South Bend, Indiana
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4 attraction reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A must see experience for young and old alike!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My husband and I had the pleasure of visiting this museum with our Friends of Gettysburg group. We visited with Wayne Motts as well as the curator and we were able to see the archives. The people of Harrisburg have a wonderful Museum that represents the whole aspect of the war. North, South, women, slaves. The museum has a lot of wonderful civil war relics, documents and treasures that I couldn't believe still existed.

Visited October 2013
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