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“Very good museum” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Civil War Museum

National Civil War Museum
Ranked #1 of 53 things to do in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look at the Civil War.
Harrisburg, PA
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57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very good museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Not a likely place to have a Civil War Museum as it is about an hour from Gettysburg. However, it is well done and has plenty of excellent artifacts. The building itself is beautiful and the museum is worth seeing.

Visited September 2012
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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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“Outstanding museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

my wife & I recently visited this museum and loved it. Great location on a hilltop about a 2-3 minute drive from the capitol area. The exhibits are great. We spent 1 1/2 hours there and could easily have spent 3 hours there. Must see attraction.

Visited April 2013
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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Informative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

This Museum is a great find! It has a lot of history and fun for the whole family. Sometimes if you go at the right time you can catch reenactments.

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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“A "Yankee Doodle Dandy" of a Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

My family and I recently visited the National Civil War Museum In Harrisburg, PA and I must say it was a great trip for the kids. It was not a massive museum so the kids were not exhausted by the end of the exhibit. The permanent pieces that they have are very fascinating and in great shape. Living in the Northeast, it was very interesting to see what went on in the south and all the complications that the war brought on.

I would recommend stopping by if you happen to be in the Harrisburg, PA area. Another day trip that you may want to add to your itinerary is visiting Gettysburg. It's not that far from Harrisburg and may be of interest.

As a bonus, if you happen to teach, there is a discount for teachers.

Visited March 2013
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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“Awesome museum!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is one of the best museum I have been to in a long time. Everything is written well and pictures are clear. You have both sides of the war represented well. Expect to spend 2-4 hours in it.

Visited April 2013
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