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.

Opening February 18, 2023
"Greatness Thrust Upon Them"

The American Civil War was a turning point, not only for the country but for her citizens. Veterans of the Civil War would capitalize on their fame, or infamy, to become politicians, businessmen, and educators, while others would continue to serve their country. Veterans of the Civil War and civilians who rose to their cause returned home, some as heroes and others as villains, but all had greatness thrust upon them.

On display until January 31, 2024.

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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