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National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg
(4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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 itinerary maker.
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  • I visited on a cool rainy fall day when very few others were there and spent over 3 hours and, of course, only skimmed the surface. I have visited many of the Civil War battlefields so was interested ...  more »
  • This attraction will not disappoint. It gives you the total history of this conflict from the beginning to the end and includes the results of the war on American History. It is a multi-media museum. 
  • This museum is beautifully located on a hilltop overlooking the town of Harrisburg and behind, in the middle of Reservoir Park. Open 7 days a week, the museum takes the visitor through every aspect of...  more »
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  • Every History Buff will love this place and anyone studying or interested in the period of the Civil War will love it as well. They have interactive displays that attempt to appeal to different ages so there is something for everyone.
  • This is my favorite museum. They take great care to be impartial and show all sides of a difficult story. The location is beautiful, both the building and the surrounding area. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I make a point of visiting any time I'm near Harrisburg.
  • Very disappointed! The entire exhibit was in very low lighting, hard to see items on display & read the descriptions. $44 for a family of four was a waste of money
  • Very nicely done. Beautiful building.
  • Great museum run by professional historians who are true to their craft. CEO Wayne Motts is a national treasure. Harrisburg is fortunate and smart to have this musuem.