Thank you for visiting The National Civil War Museum website.
I proudly consider our museum to be one of the premier American Civil War museums in the country. I encourage you to explore our website and then come to visit for a tour of our grounds and galleries, which I consider to be the greatest lesson in American History.
The National Civil War Museum sits strategically above the Susquehanna Valley and offers a 360 degree view that will take your breath away. Some of our visitors say the view alone is worth the trip to Harrisburg.
Our mission is to collect and promote the preservation of materials, artifacts, personal stories and culture relevant to the period of 1861 to 1865. We are committed to providing a balanced presentation of the American Civil War, its causes and effects, in order to better understand our history and its relevance to today’s society.
If you choose to visit us, please consider scheduling your trip during one of our unique behind the scenes tours of our archives and collections storage that I call Journey to the Centre of the Museum. I hope to see you there.
Yours in History,
Wayne E. Motts