eReview: The National Civil War Museum
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Review by R MUSTO
If you enjoy studying the Civil War and you are in the area or live two to three hours from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, then The National Civil War Museum is the number one museum to visit. Opened in February 2001, the National Civil War Museum is located at 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The National Civil War Museum maintains a large collection of artifacts, manuscripts, documents, and photographs, which transport visitors back in time to one of the most difficult period in American History. The museum covers the period from 1850 through 1876 as it touches on the lives of the everyday family, common soldier and suffering of the African Americans.
The detail of the exhibits and numerous artifacts provides visitors with a life like view of the soldiers, weapons and daily life of the Civil War period. A few of the artifacts include General Stonewall Jackson’s gauntlet, General George McClellan’s saddle and one of the only remaining Ambulances used during the Civil War.
If it’s a book you wish, the gift shop provides a large collection of books covering the Civil War period or maybe you may want to purchase a shirt, hat or a replicate of a toy from the 1800s.
It takes two to three hours to tour the museum and photography is not allowed in the museum. For more information on The National Civil War Museum call 717.260.1861 or visit their website: www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org
--R. J. Musto
Comments on this Review
Comment By: Chris Aldridge on January 06 2010
This looks fascinating! The current link for it is: [a href="http://www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org/index_1.php"]http://www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org/index_1.php[/a]