The National Civil War Museum

In Association with the Smithsonian Institution

Explore the full story of America’s Civil War and its enduring legacy.

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The National Civil War Museum is one of the largest museums in the country dedicated solely to the American Civil War. We seek to tell the whole story of this troubled chapter in American history by discussing the causes of the war, the battles that took place during the conflict, and the legacy of the war that remains with us to this day.

Admission Rates
Adults (18+): $16.00
Seniors (60+): $15.00
Students (6+): $14.00
Family Pass*: $60.00

*Includes 2 adults and up to 3 students*
(immediate family members only)

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For Educators

At the National Civil War Museum, we offer engaging and immersive field trips to school groups, providing an educational experience that highlights the history and impact of the American Civil War. During our field trips, students are led by their teachers and chaperones, exploring our exhibits, interacting with historical artifacts and primary sources, and engaging in interactive activities that encourage critical thinking and discussion. Our exhibits and collections foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of history, and our experienced staff are available to answer any questions that may arise.

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