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Bradenton, Florida

How much time should I allow for tour

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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3 hours

over a year ago
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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If you are one who really takes the time to examine the exhibits and get the full picture of each display by reading all of the plaques; you could potentially spend as much as three and a half hours enjoying the museum. If you are more of a casual browser who only reads the exhibits that pop out at you then I would say you will take about an hour and a half or so to go through.

Enjoy!!!

over a year ago
Bowmanville
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I would say about a couple of hours depending on how much you read the stuff a real civil war person probably will take about 2 1/2 hours or more

over a year ago
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Depends on how much you want to read. I would say 1-2 hours. Some people are really into reading everything so they could spend up to 4 hours there. Keep in mind that they don't have any food or drinks available there to purchase. Check their website for special events. It is a nice place to have a picnic on the grounds just be sure to bring everything that you need.

over a year ago
Stephens City, Virginia
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3-4 Hours to get the most out of it. If you like to read and watch everything, 6 hours.

over a year ago
Hamilton, Canada
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We were there for about two hours which gave us enough time to see the exhibits and read all the information.

over a year ago
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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2-3 hours. There are great videos to watch.

over a year ago
Angus, Canada
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It depends on how much you choose to take in but we got a really good tour and it took around 2 hours...there are video's that lead you through with a story which are great to take in...I would allow maybe 2.5/3 to be safe.

over a year ago
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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2 to 3 hours

over a year ago
Nanuet, New York
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I think and hour and a half is sufficient.

over a year ago
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I was there a few months ago and just casually going through took about an hour and a half. You could definitely spend up to three hours or more if your a very detailed war buff. This museum is in the inner city somewhat but sits up on the hill all by itself with ample parking it's a very nice building and part of the Smithsonians see my review on trip advisor.

over a year ago
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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I think it depends on how much time you spend reading all the information. It could take 3 hours if you are really checking everything. If you just like to look at the displays and only read some of the information, you can go through in about half the time.

over a year ago
Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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Two to three hours, but don't rush, read and learn...

over a year ago
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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I agree with the other responses that it depends on whether you want a cursory visit (1-1/2 hours) or would like to read the displays thoroughly (3 hours). Also, there are a few interactive displays that you can spend additional time with. One more thing: the museum has a lovely Gift Shop with a nice selection of books (for adults and children), souvenirs, clothing, and even period children's games and candy (15-30 minutes extra).

over a year ago
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