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National Civil War Museum

1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
+1 717-260-1861
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A Definate Hidden Gem

It was a stormy day and we could not continue our plans for the day in nearby Gettysburg so decided... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A Lot of Interesting Artifacts

If you are a history dork like me and find the Civil War interesting you need to visit this museum... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kyle K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look at the Civil War.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
+1 717-260-1861
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a stormy day and we could not continue our plans for the day in nearby Gettysburg so decided to make the ride up to Harrisburg. In spite of the GPS we did manage to find the beautiful location of the very hidden Civil...More

Thank lesliewills
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are a history dork like me and find the Civil War interesting you need to visit this museum. There are some many artifacts that it probably takes multiple visits to thoroughly go through. But it was very cool to see documents from the...More

Thank Kyle K
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this museum on a hot Sunday afternoon -- but what is a Civil War museum doing in Harrisburg, PA ? From one of the exhibits we learned that this is how far north the war was fought. There was also a camp here...More

Thank Nprus
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well organized exhibits. Very thorough displays. Definitely gives some weight to perspective of African Americans.

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum does a very nice job capturing the essence of the Civil War. Living on the Virginia Peninsula I can't get past the disdain for General McClellan and his hesitancy to push forward and end the war in 1862 and save tens of thousands...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Located at the top of Reservoir Park in Harrisburg, Pa this picturesque museum offers a more interactive & personal history of the Civil War. It is approx. a 1 hour drive north from Gettysburg. Exhibits are well displayed & explained. Staff is available to help...More

Thank Gburg11
Reviewed 1 week ago

What makes this museum different than the others is that it doesn't take a side . .. it tells the story from both perspectives. Amazing collection of unique items. Clean, easy to navigate building with spectacular city view.

Thank Lori F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this was a wonderful museum. Great exhibits very well done. The special event was very interesting and really made history come to life. The mayor of Harrisburg thinks this museum does not bring tourism dollars to his city. Well, the ONLY reason I...More

1  Thank desertwanderer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful museum with a many artifacts from the Civil War. Enjoyed reading about all the firsts from the war for example the first use of a submarine.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a good experience, worth the time and entry fees. Two adults and an eight year old. We were all interested and learned a lot. Much of the information was above and eight year old but he payed attention. Staff were friendly and helpful....More

Thank cwp101
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16 May 2017|
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Response from Trini N | Property representative |
The best place to start would be to contact the US Army Heritage & Education Center in Carlisle, PA and check one of their reference bibliographies on the 21st PA Calvary. I hope this helps!
7 May 2017|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is around $7.00 for seniors.
26 April 2017|
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Response from Trini N | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in visiting The National Civil War Museum. Yes, we do have a handicapped entrance which is located in the front of the building. We hope that you enjoy your visit with us!