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Civil War Museum

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Address: 5400 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-6508
Phone Number: 262-653-4141
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The accredited Civil War Museum opened in 2008 on Kenosha Wisconsin’s...

The accredited Civil War Museum opened in 2008 on Kenosha Wisconsin’s scenic lakefront campus. 57,000 Sq Ft covers American Civil War history like no other, offering the enthusiast a chance to learn about the contributions of the Upper Middle West. Already acclaimed for their permanent exhibit featuring life-scale, interactive exhibits, and audio and video technology.

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A National Treasure

The Civil War Museum in Kenosha, WI is unlike any other Civil War museum you may ever have visited because it tells a story from a different perspective. It shows how the war... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Civil War Museum in Kenosha, WI is unlike any other Civil War museum you may ever have visited because it tells a story from a different perspective. It shows how the war affected the lives of civilans far from the battlefields as well as the soldiers themselves. It brings the war down to a very personal level. There is... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting and informative. Extensive displays and exhibits and a well done short film. If you are interested in the Civil War era and curious about Wisconsin's contribution to the Union's war effort, you will enjoy this. Worth a trip. Great gift shop also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very friendly. The exhibits were easy to see and easy to follow. I would highly recommend this museum to all visitors.

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our grandsons to visit the museum and enjoyed it. They have the PokemonGo happening in the museum. When we went to the area where the people prior to the Civil War talk to you one of the gentleman asked me to sit down and he would move the Pokemon sitting there. In spite of the PokemanGo humor it... More 

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Olney, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Civil War Museum in Kenosha, WI has an interesting take on what the Civil War was like in the Upper Midwest. While many battles were fought many miles away, this museum concentrates on telling the story of the soldiers and their family's lives in the time. Very interesting take on the War that divided this country

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Thank chuckie_css
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not to big, but very well organized and full of history. My kids loved it. 360 movie is a must to see. Admission is very cheap. It was 9 dollars for group of 4 (kids under 6 are free).

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with a group of Cub Scouts and they really enjoyed the information and scenes depicted throughout the museum. Their favorite part was the film at the end (at least the end of our walk), they were riveted, don't miss it!

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Too often the study of wars in general centers on battles. For the Civil War that would mean the First and Second Battles of Ft. Sumter, the Battle of Bull Run, the Battle of Antietam, etc. Rather than focus on battles, the Kenosha Civil War Museum looks at the effect of the Civil War on soldiers and those who stayed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this with a group of thirty plus and the museum handled us perfectly. I love the theme concentrating on the Midwestern states. Interesting layout and we learned so much more than just the battles. The history of the times and the struggles of each state at the time. Also fascinating were the excerpts from soldier's letters home. The... More 

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McPherson, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Civil War Museum was a nice place to spend the afternoon. My husband is into history much more than I am but I found enough to entertain myself while he read EVERY exhibit! The movie at the end was worth the price of admission!

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