National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg

4.6
History Museum · Museum
Grasp the spirit of the age, and learn the whole story of one of the most momentous events in American history at National Civil War Museum. The museum displays are created from an impartial viewpoint to help you understand the causes, course, and consequences of the war. You can see how slavery influenced the economy and society, as well as how the war affected the everyday lives of both soldiers and civilians. The artifact collection includes personal belongings of many of the era's major figures, like Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and Stonewall Jackson. In addition to artifacts, you can view video displays and listen to music recordings. The tours are self-guided, and the whole museum building is wheelchair-accessible. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Civil War Museum and many more Harrisburg attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Harrisburg trip builder app.
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  • Having visited most of the Civil War Battlefields, we decided to pass on this museum but were interested in the grounds. Near the entry, the red brick "Walk of Honor" featured each participating...  more »
  • I have found this place very interesting and educational. The place shows artifacts reproduction plastics uniform displays and scenarios of the civil war. I believe is with the trip. The cost is 13...  more »
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  • This is definitely worth a visit. The visual depictions of the times are stark and moving. This is the reality of our history. Books are great, but this museum will make a lasting impact on how you view the Civil War. Reading the many posted handbills delivers authenticity and clarity to the urgent nature of war. The museum captures the treatment of slaves as property and the call to arms on both sides.
  • It's a good place. Beautiful view of the area around from the balcony. So much stuff to look at and read and watch. Enjoyed our visit and we will be back in the future.
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