The National Civil War Museum interprets the full story of the American Civil War. Our collections include artifacts, manuscripts, and photographs that document the war experience and its aftermath from multiple perspectives. A visit to the museum will inspire you to learn more about the war and its enduring legacy.
*Includes 2 adults and up to 3 students (immediate family members only)*
Tours are self-guided. On your visit you will explore over 25,000 sq ft of exhibition spaces that include audio and video displays, dioramas, and nearly 850 artifacts that help interpret the story of the Civil War.
Plan on spending anywhere from 2 to 4 hours at the museum. Since it is a self guided experience, you can move through the galleries at your own pace.
Bus & RV Parking
Free on-site parking is available for all visitors. Limited access is also available for RV’s and motor homes. There is no overnight parking permitted. Buses, please use the Market Street entrance to Reservoir Park and the museum.
Group tours are required to make a reservation prior to visiting and you can learn more here. Deposits are required for all group tours and can be made by check or credit card. Please include a copy of the confirmation letter or reservation number with your payment.
The museum does not have in house food service. Adult and school groups can arrange for catering prior to their visit, and we do have limited space available for lunch.
No tour of the museum is complete without a visit to our store. We have a large selection of books, toys, clothing, and more. You can also visit our store online here.
The Museum is fully accessible for people using wheelchairs and motorized scooters. Elevators service all public areas in The National Civil War Museum, and seating is available in the galleries. Service dogs are always welcome.
The National Civil War Museum is located at 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA 17103. The museum is located inside of Reservoir Park. You may call the museum to get directions at 717-260-1861.
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