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National Civil War Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Manageable yet worthwhile

Not sure if it was due to the fact that we went on a rainy January day or not, but the museum had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JS B
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Reading, Pennsylvania
Great museum

Found this from a hotel brochure, so glad we stopped. This is a great museum that deserves more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve T
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The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look at the Civil War.
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1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure if it was due to the fact that we went on a rainy January day or not, but the museum had a nice vibe to it - almost reverent. The other visitors shared our interest in moving slowly through the museum and absorbing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JS B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this from a hotel brochure, so glad we stopped. This is a great museum that deserves more publicity. Absolute must see if you are in the area.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Steve T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You cannot go wrong with a visit to this beautiful museum. The displays are impeccably maintained and very realistic. You get a true feel for the civil war through the displays. The staff are very friendly and parking is plentiful!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Denise V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you know your history and you care what kind of utensils the troops were using or who drew the first shot. Than it is the place for you. The museum has 2 floors and is a self guided visit. You have to read all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

There is so much of history this place has to potray. the best part is the vintage guns. Architecture of the building is another marvel

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Atul S
Reviewed December 11, 2018

While it"s not near the size to compete with nearby Gettysburg, all you civil war buffs would do well to spent half a day to come see this museum. While covering the entire war, it gets into the effect it had on the central pennsylvania...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Nice place for people into civil war history, ton of information artifacts , paintings is a fee for the admission but that day I don't pay nothing because I had a pass from the local government. From the parking lot you can have a nice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kruisepro
Reviewed December 9, 2018

I was amazed at the quality of the Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. I was somewhat skeptical since the war was never fought this far north, but the museum was well stocked with memorabilia.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lee B
Reviewed December 8, 2018

Tells both sides of the conflict in interesting and imaginative ways! One hour didn't do it justice, and a history buff will want to take an afternoon or longer here!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank travelbyfork
Reviewed December 8, 2018

This is a very well organized museum and has a nice flow from one area to another. The people working at the front desk were friendly and very willing to help in any way they could. They covered the entire history of the Civil War...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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backjudge1
May 15, 2017|
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Response from Trini N | Property representative |
The best place to start would be to contact the US Army Heritage & Education Center in Carlisle, PA and check one of their reference bibliographies on the 21st PA Calvary. I hope this helps!
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May 7, 2017|
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Response from karenmN6133DX | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is around $7.00 for seniors.
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April 26, 2017|
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Thank you for your interest in visiting The National Civil War Museum. Yes, we do have a handicapped entrance which is located in the front of the building. We hope that you enjoy your visit with us!
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