Effective 5/31/21, all COVID-19 restrictions related to gatherings, restaurants, and others businesses were lifted. The masking order will be lifted on June 28 or when 70% of Pennsylvania adults are fully vaccinated, whichever comes first. Ease back into travel with a Weekend Easy getaway in Cumberland Valley. Our restaurants, shops, attractions, and hotels are ready to welcome you.

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National Civil War Museum

One Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park,
Harrisburg, PA 17103
(717) 260-1861

The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg is the only museum in the United States that portrays the entire picture of the American Civil War. Exhibits and presentations are equally balanced and not biased to the Union or Confederate causes. The museum houses a collection of over 4,000 artifacts and 21,000 archival documents.

The museum emphasizes on "the human side" of the Civil War and tells stories dating from 1850-1876, in order to explain the causes and aftermath of this critical time in American history.

Guests begin their tour on the second floor where there are 10 galleries starting with a time line of incidents and issues prior to the Civil War and ending with Civil War music. The first floor includes seven galleries starting with Gettysburg: 1863 and ending with Lincoln: War & Remembrance which provides a retrospective of the war, provides information on the martyred president, and explores the role of veterans after the war.

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  • Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 12pm-4pm (November 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021)
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