$10 for Two Tickets and Gallery Guidebook to National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg

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In a Nutshell

  • Sesquicentennial exhibit
  • More than 24,000 artifacts
  • Interactive exhibits

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For $10, today's side deal gets you two tickets (up to a $9 value each), plus a gallery guidebook (a $4.95 value), at the National Civil War Museum, located in Harrisburg's Reservoir Park (up to a $22.95 total value).

Perched near the highest point in Harrisburg, the Smithsonian-affiliated National Civil War Museum remains one of the largest museums in the world dedicated to undressing the wounds behind both sides of America's bloodiest war. Meander through the winding halls of history, perusing some 24,000 artifacts, manuscripts, documents, photographs, and other printed documents that paint literary portraits of politics and passions endured in back rooms and battlefields. Throughout the visit, history buffs can explore the war through both Union and Confederate viewpoints, along with military and civilian perspectives that resurrect the ghosts of the war in eerie ingenuity. In addition to displays of uniforms and firearms, inquisitive wanderers can engage the museum's newest interactive Lincoln exhibit as well as the five-year 1861 exhibit that will honor the War's sesquicentennial by focusing on events that happened 150 years in chronological sequence.

Reviews

The Columbus Dispatch reviewed The National Civil War Museum. The Gypsy Journal, the Patriot-News, and the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable also featured the museum. TripAdvisors give it a four owl-eye average, five Yelpers give it a four-star average, and more than 3,800 Facebookers like it:

  • Visitors of all ages will find plenty to like in the 65,000-square-foot facility, whether they want to spend a day or an hour. – Steve Stephens, Columbus Dispatch
  • You will come away with a greater understanding of the conflict that divided our nation, and new compassion for the men and women caught in the middle. – Gypsy Journal

The National Civil War Museum

People tend to walk slowly through The National Civil War Museum—both out of respect for the fallen soldiers and sheer awe at how much there is to see. The institution strives to cover the events before, during, and after the war without bias to either the Union or Confederate cause.

  • Size: with 21,000 historic documents and 4,400 artifacts rotating in and out of exhibits on two floors, the museum recommends reserving 2 to 4 hours for a visit
  • Eye Catcher: Moment of Mercy—a statue outside the museum that depicts Richard Kirkland, a confederate sergeant who gave water to wounded Union troops
  • Permanent Mainstay: Weapons & Equipment, a collection of rifles and uniforms from both sides of the Mason Dixon
  • Temporary Exhibit: 1864—the first of four special exhibits to cover specific years of the war and part of the museum's lead up to the Civil War's 150th anniversary
  • Don't Miss: a giant, interactive video wall, where President Abraham Lincoln answers questions about anything except his hat
  • Leave Your Mark: descendants of Civil War veterans can purchase memorial bricks that add their relatives' names to the museum's Walk of Valor

Customer Reviews

Well worth the stop, our family really enjoyed all of the exhibits. Using Groupon allowed us to see other attractions in the area at a great value as well.
Vicki M. · 8 days ago
My son and I had an absolutely wonderful experience! The exhibits were very informative; providing both the historical timeline and personal perspective needed to fully appreciate the Civil War era. The staff were friendly and helpful as well. I highly recommend The National Civil War Museum.
Nancy P. · July 6, 2017
Staff in Museum Store was very helpful not only with info about the Museum itself but also about the surrounding area. The Museum sits on a beautiful hill. There are quite a lot of artifacts including uniforms of varied types. Everything is well marked and the displays are chronological to the timeframe of the Civil War.
Karen C. · June 24, 2017

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