Why Donate?

The National Civil War Museum is a private 501c(3) nonprofit. We rely on the support of individuals, foundations, corporations, and government funding to sustain our mission of preservation and education. Your tax-deductible contribution is spread across every aspect of the continuing programs, artifact preservation, and upkeep of our exhibits and galleries.

Support Our Mission

This year we welcomed new artifacts into our collection from unexpected sources, and new members joined our Museum family. We successfully grew our YouTube channel with new and interesting content that you can enjoy at home. We also hosted several well-received virtual events that many of you are still enjoying. And when we needed you the most, you dug deep with generous and meaningful gifts.

How You’ve Helped

Gift of Securities

The National Civil War Museum can accept gifts of assets rather than cash. These gifts should be discussed with your financial planner or tax advisor.

Corporations and Foundations

When your corporation, business, or foundation supports cultural organizations like the National Civil War Museum you demonstrate your commitment to the community where your stakeholder, employees, and customers reside. They will see your investment and dedication to the economic growth in your community. If you are interested in how the National Civil War Museum is influencing the conversation and sharing the legacy, please click the button below.

Qualified Charitable Distribution

A great way to support the National Civil War Museum. Under current law, individuals who are 70½ years old or older may use a QCD to donate up to $100,000 to qualified charities directly from an IRA. In addition to the benefits of giving to charity, a QCD excludes the amount donated from taxable income, which is unlike regular withdrawals from an IRA. Keeping your taxable income lower may reduce the impact to certain tax credits and deductions, including Social Security and Medicare.

Contact your financial institution or financial manager to discuss a QCD directly to the museum to support our operations and programs.

Flag Fund

For 20 years, the Stars and Stripes have flown in Reservoir Park in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the home of The National Civil War Museum. The 20 by 38-foot flags are visually prominent from anywhere in the city. Our flag flies not only to mark the significance of the American Civil War, but also to honor those who gave their lives in this pivotal time in our history.

Depending upon weather conditions, these nearly $2,500 flags are replaced six times per year. When possible flags are repaired, however the cost to maintain and replace the flags exceeds $10,000 annually. Help us to keep our flags flying!

The National Civil War Museum has a Gold Star rating from GuideStar. Visit our profile to review our 990s and mission.