Boots and Saddles: Horses in the Civil War

Exhibit will be on display through June 7, 2020. This exhibit examines the employment of horses and the fact that they were indispensable during the war. The need for horses during the four year war never let up as these equine soldiers performed every task assigned...

The Business of War

Exhibit opens January 27, 2019 and will be on display through December 31, 2019. The Business of War exhibit will discuss how private businesses adapted to a war economy and contributed to or detracted from the war effort in their Union or Confederate sphere of...

Upcoming Events and Speakers

Jul 27 – Jul 28 all-day The National Civil War Museum
Thompson’s Battery and Cooper’s Battery will be at the Museum for a full weekend of artillery demonstrations on Saturday & Sunday. Up to 6 cannons will be on the flat top behind the Museum. This[...]
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm The National Civil War Museum
The National Civil war Museum will offer its seventh program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Mary DeCredico, Professor of History, United States Naval[...]
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm The National Civil War Museum
The National Civil war Museum will offer its eighth program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Louise L. Stevenson, Professor of History and American[...]
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm The National Civil War Museum
The National Civil war Museum will offer its ninth program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Lorien Foote, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies History[...]
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm The National Civil War Museum
The National Civil War Museum announces the 14th annual Blue & Gray Gala to be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 – 6:00pm. Gala Attendees will tour the Museum galleries as they journey through food[...]
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm The National Civil War Museum
The National Civil war Museum will offer its tenth program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Dr. Earl J. Hess, Professor of History, Lincoln Memorial University.[...]
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm The National Civil War Museum
The National Civil war Museum will offer its eleventh program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Colonel Matt Spruill, III, USA Ret.. The 2019 Lessons in[...]
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm The National Civil War Museum
The National Civil war Museum will offer its twelfth and final program in our 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public with Historical Society of Dauphin County Board Member and Historian[...]