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“Perfect educational side trip for our trip to Hershey”

National Civil War Museum
Ranked #2 of 55 things to do in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look at the Civil War.
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Dragged my kids along for a little educational enrichment while at Hershey. This museum was a great find and once inside the kids actually learned a little and weren't begging to leave. Great exhibits with visual interest and historical information. Easy enough to navigate and learn through a self guided tour. Really pleased we made the effort to visit.

1  Thank NorthonCharles
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

On our way to Gettysburg we stopped here with our 11 year old grandson. He loved all the displays of guns, uniforms, swords from the Civil War. The music and videos excited him. He learned about both sides of the conflict and how many lives were lost.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

A lot of information on this self guided tour of the civil war. I was amazed at the downstairs at the medical collection of material and the discussion/video's after the war ended. Never realized what it was like for everyone to just go home and live together after such a loss of people.

2  Thank NewJersey30
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Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Lots and lots of reading, a self toured museum of the civil war. Tough to do with a young child, but the videos helped. Cannot spend less than 3-5 hours here, you will miss a lot. The displays are amazing, well routed, actual artifacts from the war, covered every detail, confederates union slavery, everything. Highly recommend stopping here when visiting PA

2  Thank Caly617
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Nice staff very informative. Lots to see and do. They try to personalize your experience to what you and your family like.

1  Thank gawlfnut62
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