National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg

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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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  • This was a wonderful museum. We have been to Gettysburg and others. It is a beautiful spot high up on a hill overlooking the capital city. 
    This was a wonderful museum. We have been to Gettysburg and others. It is a beautiful spot high up on a hill overlooking the capital city.  more »
  • I have been here many times. Great exhibits, friendly staff, easy free parking and very well maintained. You will not be sorry that you visited. 
    I have been here many times. Great exhibits, friendly staff, easy free parking and very well maintained. You will not be sorry that you visited.  more »
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  • I loved this museum! In addition to all of the weapons and uniforms on display, I enjoyed listening to common bugle calls. They do a good job covering the cause and course of the war. The selection of books in the gift shop is fantastic! It took a great deal of restraint to keep from leaving with my arms full.
  • This was truly an incredible experience here at this war museum! I know there's a lot of mixed emotion about it all, but the stories here and exhibits are outstanding! The staff is all very friendly and welcoming and you will learn a ton about everything involved in the war. It's a great place to bring our older kids who had a better time than they initially thought they would lol. Worth the time on an afternoon for sure!

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