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Beautifuly done

The museum is so well laid out. Provides so many quality visuals to go with the information. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cindyaryan
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Boston, Massachusetts
Educational and Fun

Found this museum to be very interesting! It's kept very well. Good place to learn more about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lortet1023
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New Milford, New Jersey
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The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look at the Civil War.
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1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is so well laid out. Provides so many quality visuals to go with the information. The best part of this museum was the video clips being played throughout. It took you through the lives of several people (a slave, his wife, a rich...More

Thank cindyaryan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this museum to be very interesting! It's kept very well. Good place to learn more about the Civil War & see all the fascinating artifacts.

Thank lortet1023
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well done. You must see the elevator even though the stairs are impressive. Well kept and full of information, some a surprise.

Thank flojoo41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As Australians with a limited knowledge of the civil war we were very impressed with the quality of artefacts and displays and the presentations that tied the sequential display together in a magnificent building. The lady on the front desk (Cyndi) was very helpful taking...More

Thank Kerry R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a Canadian I wanted to learn more about the civil war and this museum was awesome. Well organized from start to finish of the war and shared both sides perspectives. Amazing how relatable this time was with that of today from our perspective.

Thank Ross8819
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am not a huge fan of war or history museums, but this one was really great. It was set up in a very good way and followed several people’s stories throughout the museum. We had a nice surprise when my husband got in free...More

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being a scholar of the Civil War and born and raised in Upstate NY I was shocked that this could have been put together by any scholar of history. Nothing to add to Motoman172s review. He nailed it. Read his review. Wish I had first....More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem in our State Capitol. We took a group of 35 Seniors from Shannondell to the Capitol Building first and then spent a couple of hours here. We all felt that we could have spent a couple more hours enjoying all...More

Thank Scott E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

inside the museum, you can learn the history of America during the civil war time, you can know how it looks like back in that time and you can see how hard they fight! a very good site to learn about civil war.

Thank Chow Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a well balanced display between North and South . Enjoyed the tour,,, great for the entirefamily - not overly gory for youngsters.

Thank DonnaRuth
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backjudge1
15 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!
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Ikester48
7 May 2017|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is around $7.00 for seniors.
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GSB6433
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!
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