American Civil War Museum


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In a Nutshell

History museum has enlightened more than 8 million visitors on Civil War with 35 realistic scenes & more than 300 life-size wax figures

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 15, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Gift voucher valid only toward gift shop purchases. In February museum is only open on weekends. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The earliest history museums had little actual history to draw on, and instead padded exhibits with wildly speculative displays about how dinosaurs would be elected to Congress by the year 2000. See how far we’ve come with today’s Groupon.

The Deal

$10 for two admission tickets and a $10 gift-shop voucher (up to a $23.90 total value) $18 for four admission tickets and a $20 gift-shop voucher (up to a $47.80 total value)

  • Youth aged 6–17 are regularly admitted for $3.95, and children 5 or younger are admitted free
  • Gift-shop items include:
  • Board games ($9.99+)
  • Children’s T-shirts ($13+)
  • Cotton kepis ($5.50+)<p>

American Civil War Wax Museum

American Civil War Wax Museum, tucked in the historical and geographical shadow of the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, immerses visitors in the history of the fledgling Union's internal war with realistic scenes and life-size wax figures dressed in historically accurate attire and equipment. Patrons embark on a self-guided journey through a number of detailed exhibits, such as the Battle Room, which simulates the battlefield experience with a digital audiovisual presentation, or the animatronic Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address, just as the first robot Lincoln did nearly 160 years ago. Across the way, Veteran's Park coaxes erstwhile museum-striders to soak in the historic surroundings on a bench or beneath a shade tree while relaxing among chirping birds. Since opening in 1962, the museum has broadened the historical knowledge of more than 8 million visitors and has hosted such notable orators as former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

Customer Reviews

Very informative..really enjoyed it
Nikaurys M. · August 26, 2012
My family had a great visit. Thank you
Gerri M. · July 31, 2012
My Kids ages 13 and 9 enjoyed reading at each room. They are very interested in History and now have a better understanding of why the war began. They enjoyed themselves. It was their favorite museum!
Frances B. · July 8, 2012

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