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Texas Civil War Museum

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Address: 760 N Jim Wright Fwy, Fort Worth, TX 76108-1222
Phone Number: 817-246-2323
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fun for history buffs

This place holds a special place in my heart. This was one of the last places I got to go with my grandpa to before he passed. It's a pretty sleepy museum, very quiet and not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place holds a special place in my heart. This was one of the last places I got to go with my grandpa to before he passed. It's a pretty sleepy museum, very quiet and not normally busy. The exhibits are put together well and have lots of information about the items you're viewing. There's also a short movie to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful gem of a museum with free parking and a ridiculously low admission charge. The parallel confederate and union exhibits was a clever way to compare and contrast the war from both sides. The video shorts playing in each gallery were very in formative. The inclusion of the Texas Daughters of the Confederacy collection adds many additional... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Enjoyed seeing this museum and the artifacts in it. The museum continually adds more things so it will be improving as time goes on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

This is one of our family's favorite museums! We visit every fall. It is a great museum on the Civil War, displaying the North on one side and the South on the other side. As you walk through the museum, you view the artifacts and read the information about the Union or the Confederate soldiers. A true history museum! Unlike... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

This is an excellent museum to visit for anyone who has an interest in the American Civil War. There is a large collection of rifles/muskets/artillery, thought-provoking displays, and flags. Exhibits cover the Union and Confederate armies, navies, artillery, wartime medicine, and the home-front. The museum deals more with the everyday aspects of life at war, rather than the battles themselves.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

If you are seeking a high density museum, this is not for you. While they have some interesting items, it would be OK for a brief visit and to get out of the weather.

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cindy h, General Manager at Texas Civil War Museum, responded to this review

Sometimes reviews puzzle me--as this one did. We have several thousand items on display at all times and the TCWM is considered to be an artifact-driven museum. We are not a research facility so we do not do any ancestry. Our artifacts are of such a high caliber with provenance on each so we are able to list to whom... More 

Howe, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

My son begged to go to this museum as he loves Texas history. And we all enjoyed it a lot. The layout of the building was very good and displays were professionally done. There was a short movie that explained a lot about the role Texas played in the civil war. The cost was very fair and worth the money.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

I'm a museum professional in the DFW area. I'm so glad that this organization exists in the area. History museums are difficult to do well - and a civil war museum in the South has lots of challenges to confront, to say the least. If you are looking for a digestable small museum with a wide range of objects, this... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Reported to be one of the best collections on the Civil War west of the Mississippi River. It is filled with articles from both the South and North. Also features a large collection of 1800 ladies dresses. For Civil War buffs a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Who knew that we would have an interest in this museum. We started with a fantastic greeting from staff and then watched a film. The exhibits were arranged so the differences between each side could be compared. But we found weaponry made in Enfield, UK and we lived there just after we got married. It made the trip more personal... More 

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