“George B. McClellan and the Problems of Civil-Military Relations” with Dr. Ethan Rafuse

The National Civil War Museum's 2021 Lessons in History Speaker Series with Dr. Ethan Rafuse. This lecture may be held virtually, more details to follow. "George B. McClellan and the Problems of Civil-Military Relations " Presentation with Dr. Ethan Rafuse, Professor of History, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS. The 2021 […]

January Lessons in History “Back From Battle”

The National Civil War Museum 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA

Our first lecture of 2022 with Jim Remsen & Brad Upp kicks off our 2022 Lessons in History Speaker Series. Join us on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm for this presentation on their book "Back From Battle," currently under consideration for the national Lincoln Prize from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of […]

Community Free Day

The National Civil War Museum 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA

Join us on February 19, 2022, for our annual Community Free Day, Celebrating Black History Month and Presidents Day. Completely free of charge, this is a fun and history-filled day for everyone! We will have Living Historians, speakers, fun kids activities, and our newest exhibit opens "Above and Beyond: Medal of Honor Recipients of the […]

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Lessons in History Presentation with Garry Adelman

The National Civil War Museum 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA

*Postponed* Due to Weather, we have rescheduled this presentation for Saturday, March 19, 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. We hope to see you next Saturday! We are excited to announce another presentation by the popular photographer, Garry E. Adleman, Chief Historian at the American Battlefield Trust. Garry Adelman will be at the NCWM on […]

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Lessons in History Presentation with Judkin Browning & Timothy Silver

The National Civil War Museum 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA

Our 2022 Lessons in History Speaker Series continues on April 23, 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with speakers Judkin Browning & Timothy Silver “Slogging to Richmond: Environmental Influences on the Union Failed Peninsula Campaign, 1862.” Scholars have long tried to explain why Union general George McClellan’s campaign to capture Richmond, Virginia, in the summer of […]

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2022 Lessons in History Presentation with Tom McMillan

The National Civil War Museum 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA

Please join us as author Tom McMillan presents a talk on his book Armistead and Hancock: Behind the Gettysburg Legend. The latest presentation in our 2022 Lessons in History Speaker Series will be on Saturday, July 30, 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. The Lessons in History Speaker Series is Free to the public, regular […]

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2022 Lessons in History Presentation with Dr. Robert Watson

The National Civil War Museum 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA

ESCAPE! THE STORY OF THE CONFEDERACY'S INFAMOUS LIBBY PRISON at the NCWM, Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 7:00 pm. Many Civil War enthusiasts are familiar with the horrific conditions facing those imprisoned at Andersonville in Georgia. However, Libby Prison in the Confederate capital of Richmond was another notorious facility, known for housing senior Union officers, […]

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“U.S. Grant: Strategy and Statesmanship Symposium”

2022 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ulysses S. Grant, and we are honoring his legacy with a day-long symposium that explores several aspects of his consequential life. First, we will hear from Grant himself (portrayed by Kenneth Serfass) as he discusses his childhood and military career and how it shaped his life. […]

The NCWM Welcomes Veterans for Free on Veterans Day

The National Civil War Museum 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA

The National Civil War Museum will offer FREE ADMISSION for veterans, active-duty military service members, and military retirees on Friday, November 11, 2022.  The Museum board and staff wish to commend those who dedicate their lives to preserving our Nation. All Active-duty military service members as well as military retirees can visit the Museum on […]

Join us for our NCWM Community Free Day ~ Saturday, February 18, 2023

The National Civil War Museum 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA

The National Civil War Museum will hold the NCWM Community Free day on February 18, 2023, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, celebrating Black History Month and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. The NCWM is proud to provide activities and entertainment for the community, free of charge to visitors. Stay tuned for updates on the family-friendly activities planned […]