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National Civil War Museum

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Address: 1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
Phone Number: 866-258-4729, 717-260-1861
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look...

The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look at the Civil War.

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Excellent educational experience

We visited this museum on Sat, 8/20. The entry fee is well worth it. Lots of artifacts/memorabilia, interesting stories, and video/audio presentations. We were lucky to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Littleton, CO
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Littleton, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this museum on Sat, 8/20. The entry fee is well worth it. Lots of artifacts/memorabilia, interesting stories, and video/audio presentations. We were lucky to be there on a weekend when they were also doing a live demonstration by a group in period clothing, posing as a unit from South Carolina. The narrative was clear and explanatory. The highlight... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The part I loved the most was the aircrafts displayed in front of the museum. There are some more inside. If you like aircrafts you havw to go there. Museum is also very interesting to know more about the with lots of information and displays.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum is a pearl tucked away from battle sites. The opening display on slavery was too lifelike for our youngest grandson, age 10. The interactive exhibits really held their attention while adults were fascinated with original artifacts. Very nice gift shop.

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was pleasantly surprised at the scope of this museum.Very well presented with a lot of civil war artifacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A fabulous museum. Beautiful grounds and lots of history to learn here. I'd love to go back again with the family

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Take the time and some friends to learn what you missed in school or may have been tarnished by the wrong instructor Pack a lunch and bring home a real education.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of information, almost too much to read while trying to take in the artifacts. Listening or reading at times was difficult because some audio in other areas was too loud.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The museum itself is set high on a hill. Take a moment to take in the view. Once you get inside you will be surprised to see so many artifacts. The exhibits are well set up and complement the displays. While I found the $12 admission to be pricey, I am mindful that artifacts are not free. This is highly... More 

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Palmer, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i got to see a lot of cool thing i did not know about and i got to see things i never knew existed and the people were nice

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Brunswick, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing stop, well worth the 3 hours we spent there, but I wish earplugs had been available. While trying to read much of the information, there were numerous audio parts of the tour playing. It was quite loud and distracting, so I do wish I had known to bring noise cancelling headphones. Definitely a must see stop in Harrisburg,... More 

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