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National Civil War Museum

1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
+1 717-260-1861
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Well worth the visit

We have many of the Civil War sites, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Gettysburg etc but this museum really... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
well laid out museum

We first visited 16 years ago and returned this past weekend while traveling. Ample free parking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Siobhan L
Belton, Texas
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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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“both sides” (72 reviews)
“enjoy history” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411
+1 717-260-1861
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have many of the Civil War sites, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Gettysburg etc but this museum really captured it all in such an interesting way. We stayed in Harrisburg as we had read the reviews on this site and were pleased we did.

Thank Swannie1950
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We first visited 16 years ago and returned this past weekend while traveling. Ample free parking. Admission was $12.00. Pretty well laid out in a timeline fashion with a lot of original artifacts on display. Several videos are dispersed throughout the museum and it's interesting...More

Thank Siobhan L
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The museum presents a good overview of the Civil War, organized in both date order and in major sections. If a visitor has had rather limited CW immersion, spending a couple hours here will prove a quick lesson (call it Civil War in a nutshell)....More

Thank goseedo
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We took a detour to Gettysburg on our way to Cleveland and am I glad we did. Very informative and lots to see, and best of all it was free. A must visit for anyone visiting Pennsylvania

Thank Liam K
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I visited the National Civil War Museum expecting to spend most of the day there as I am a huge Civil War buff. I lingered over the amazing and engaging exhibits and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The museum does a first rate job of offering...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Over the winter I took my children (both under 10) for a visit. The museum had plenty of exhibits and was interactive enough to hold their attention while also being interesting for adults. We spent a little over half a day here and feel like...More

Thank surfphoto
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a "look see" if you are near Harrisburg and with a beautiful view of the surrounding area. Bring the kids if you are visiting Hershey. Lots to see and learn. More appropriate than is assumed because you can see the furthest northern advance...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

I found this on Trip Advisor and so glad I did. Our group of four thoroughly enjoyed this gem. The people were great exhibits good. Period dressed people super nice, answering questions and taking pictures with us.

Thank gale179
Reviewed 1 September 2017

This is another place that I found by accident on yelp or trip advisor! I love any war museum and this one is worth a visit! Found a groupon deal to make it a great deal so I found a friend with similar interests and...More

Thank wabstnj
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful visit. I tend to consider places extraordinary if it makes me want to dig deeper after visiting. This museum did that and made my interest in the Civil War grow! My daughters liked it too. It is a museum that makes...More

Thank KevinsGirls
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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!
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!