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Civil War Museum

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Great war scene recreations!

Amazing museum! So many war scene creations (battlefields, stores, people who tell you their story... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
resourcesaver
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Chicago, Illinois
Very interesting

This is probably the best probably museum in town and the only one that has admission fee if you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Amy L
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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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago 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

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Mrskoolcub
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank mark23102016
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Civil War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is nicely done ... it's a great remembrance how the nearby states paid a part in the Civil War. There's a 12 minute film that is shown on the hour that's a supplement to the exhibits. There's memorabilia and many descriptions of the...More

Thank LaurelNixon
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Civil War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review! It sounds like you took your time and really enjoyed everything we have to offer. We're sorry to hear that you didn't have the most peaceful visit, but we do try our best to encourage all our...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

This museum is top notch. The free exhibits are worth while, but the Fiery Trail Exhibit is well worth the price of admission ($9) As you wander from scene to scene ,you observe the routines of the soldiers, and the situation of the supporters of...More

Thank Carol W
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Civil War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review! It looks like you really took your time and enjoyed everything our museum has to offer. It's always great to hear that our visitors think their time with us is well spent. Please visit us again soon!

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This is one of three public museums in Kenosha. You have to pay for this one but it's worth it, very well put together. If interested in Civil War they should go see this. Also the Ring of Honor captures all the wars with a...More

Thank ann B
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Civil War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Our museum does have a charge for the main exhibit, but the rest of the museum - including the Veterans Gallery and the 2nd floor exhibit area and outdoor terrace - are always free to access....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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