We welcome you back.

After more than three months of closure, The National Civil War Museum will open to the public on Friday, June 19. The entire museum staff is eager to again receive visitors. This day holds historical significance for on June 19, 1865, Union Major General George Granger issued his General Order  # 3 in Galveston, Texas stating, “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.” Today Juneteenth, as it is known, is celebrated as a holiday in 46 states and the District of Columbia.

We will be operating with modified hours:
Our special winter hours are: Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm & Sunday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The National Civil War Museum will follow CDC and OSHA/HHS guidance as well as orders and recommendations from federal/state/local governments and our state and local health officials.

For your safety and ours, we ask the following:

  • Wear a face mask while in the museum (Masks are not required for children under the age of 2 or for those with medical issues)
  • Maintain recommended 6 feet between yourself and others, not in your party
  • Sanitize your hands upon entry and frequently during your visit