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Civil War Museum

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In My Own Backyard

I have lived in Wisconsin many years and had not even heard of this place until I had to spend a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bymollyjack
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Madison, Wisconsin
Interactive with a local perspective

Spent about an hour there with two teenagers who had little interest. However, the interactive... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
mtg569
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wisconsin
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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...more
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5400 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-6508
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in Wisconsin many years and had not even heard of this place until I had to spend a night in Pleasant Prairie, WI. Wanted to have something new to do so googled to see what might be close by. This venue in...More

Thank bymollyjack
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Civil War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to review! We often hear that many of our first time visitors are from Kenosha or the surrounding areas, and we're delighted to become a place you want to bring out-of-town guests, or return with friends and family....More

Reviewed October 5, 2018

Spent about an hour there with two teenagers who had little interest. However, the interactive exhibits kept them engaged. Lots of re-creations and interesting midwestern perspectives. I think without even trying, they learned more than they realized by just seeing the paraphernalia, recreations, and hearing...More

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Reviewed September 30, 2018

The museum really personalizes the events of the civil war. It begins with the lead up to war. There are war reenactments. There are also many animatronic figures which creepy at first but really makes things realistic.

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Amazing museum! So many war scene creations (battlefields, stores, people who tell you their story when you pass them) - complete with music - you almost feel like you are there. Also has the requisite armaments, flags, maps, medical instruments, etc...

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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This is probably the best probably museum in town and the only one that has admission fee if you want to see the main exhibit and movie. The main exhibit is most of the museum. It is very well done and d very life like....More

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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

I love looking back at history. The museum had a lot of interesting artifacts. It reminds me how things started for the great place I call home. Now the museum is cold so be sure to bring a sweater and there was a LOT of...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2018

The reason for our trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin, was to visit the Civil War Museum. We are Civil War historians and we have heard a lot about this museum ever since it opened in 2008 on Kenosha's scenic lakefront. We have visited many Civil War...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Well organized. Knowledgeable staff. Learned a lot and had a great time. Museum is just the right size to spend a few hours.

Thank corkymayo
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Civil War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

What a nice, and succinct review! Learning a lot and having a great time is a perfect sum of what we want our visitors to experience. Come see us again soon!

Reviewed September 3, 2018

The staff is welcoming and the exhibit has been set up in a good way. The movie is done really well and love that it's in the round. Go and visit.More

Thank Halli M
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Civil War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thank you for the nice review! Our 360 degree film, "Seeing the Elephant", is the crown jewel of our Musuem, and we're glad you enjoyed it. It's one of only three in the country, and we're very proud of the team that put it together....More

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

This was an under 10.00 museum that had lots to view. I like the circular theatre where young men (actors on screen)expressed their fears, concerns and excitement going to war. There are several artifacts in here and a display of talking mannequins telling their stories...More

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Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Civil War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review! We're glad to hear you found a personal connection to something in our exhibit which is what we're all about; telling real stories about real people, and painting a picture of what life was like both on...More

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Leticia A
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Response from Kenosha_Museums | Property representative |
The Fiery Trial exhibit has an admission price of $9 per adult, $5 for residents of Kenosha. Children 15 and under are free, but must be accompanied by an adult.
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