• The National Civil War Museum | One Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park | Harrisburg, PA 17103

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The National Civil War Museum

The National Civil War Museum

The only museum in The United States that portrays the entire story of the American Civil War. History is preserved in equally balanced presentations that are humanistic in nature without bias to Union or Confederate causes.

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"1865" Exhibit January 15, 2015 - December 31, 2015

This is the last changing exhibit of a series of commemorative exhibits for the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War.

The exhibit contains some of our rarest artifacts from 1865 that are not regularly on display. The exhibit will cover the battles, strategies and civilian lives throughout the fifth year of the American Civil War.

Take the Amtrak® Keystone Service® to visit the 1865 Exhibit!

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"The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls" Exhibit June 20, 2015 - June 10, 2016

A multifaceted traveling exhibition which includes visual displays, three-dimensional artifacts, pictures and other memorabilia of Robert Smalls, his life and his family.

A few of the items on display will include furniture from the "big house" where Smalls and his mother were enslaved, scaled replicas of the CSS Planter and the USS Keokuk, the two ships that Robert Smalls piloted during the Civil War and a replica of the musket owned by Robert Smalls.

"The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls" was organized by the Robert Smalls Collection, Helen Boulware Moore, Ph.D., Curator W. Marvin Dulaney, Ph.D., Exhibit Historian"

LATEST EVENTS



Jul 18 Living History Encampment - 2nd US Sharpshooters
7/18/2015 - 7/19/2015


Jul 25 Living History Encampment - 1st Maryland Battalion CSA
7/25/2015 - 7/26/2015


Aug 1 Living History Encampment - 15th New Jersey Co. B
8/1/2015 - 8/2/2015


Aug 15 Living History Encampment - 14th Tennessee
8/15/2015 - 8/16/2015


Aug 29 Living History Encampment - Red Rose Minute Men
8/29/2015 - 8/30/2015


Sep 5 150th Fall Civil War Lecture with Garry Adelman
9/5/2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Sep 12 150th Fall Civil War Lecture with Historian Carl Westmoreland
9/12/2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Sep 19 150th Fall Civil War Lecture with Dr. Brian Mathew Jordan
9/19/2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Sep 26 150th Fall Civil War Lecture with Historian Kevin M. Levin
9/26/2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Oct 1 2015 Blue & Gray Gala
10/1/2015 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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Museum Hours

MUSEUM HOURS Open 7 days a week

Mon-Tue: 10am-5pm



Wed: 10am-8pm



Thur-Sat: 10am-5pm



Sun: 12pm-5pm

2015 Extended Summer Hours

(May 23 - Sept 7)

Mon-Tue: 9am-5pm



Wed: 9am-8pm



Thur-Sat: 9am-5pm



Sun: 10am-5pm

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