One of the largest museums in the U.S. that portrays the whole story of the American Civil War.

The National Civil War Museum is one of the largest museums in the world dedicated solely to the American Civil war. The Museum seeks to tell the whole story of this most troubled chapter in American history while focusing on the issues, the people and the lives that were affected. The causes and ramifications of this conflict that divide a Nation are investigated; both Northern and Southern viewpoints are presented; military as well as civilian perspectives are highlighted.

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Changing Exhibits

Pieces of History - New Acquisitions Exhibit

Pieces of History ~ New Acquisitions, sponsored by Abel & Son Roofing and Siding. The NCWM accessioned the largest number of artifact donations from private donors during the years 2020 – 2021 in the Museum’s history. Museum Curator, Brett E. Kelly has assembled a display of artwork, rare and unique military commissions, carte de visites, documents, uniforms, and militaria, each with its own personal story.

On display until June 5, 2023.

Above and Beyond: Medal of Honor Recipients of the Civil War

In 1861 the idea of the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest honor, was approved by Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles. On December 21, 1861, Congress passed the bill which created the Navy medal. President Abraham Lincoln then signed it into law. The medal “to be bestowed upon such petty officers, seamen, landsmen, and marines as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action and other seaman-like qualities during the present war.”

On display until June 5, 2023.

Museum Information

Admission Rates

Adults (18+) $15

Seniors (60+) $14

Students (6+) $13

Family Pass* $56

*Includes 2 adults & up to 3 students

(immediate family members only)

Hours Of Operation

Museum Hours (May change seasonally)

Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm

Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Holidays: Regular business hours

(Christmas Eve: we will close at 2pm)

Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Come experience the full story of the American Civil War.

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