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The National Civil War Museum

  • 1 Lincoln Circle Harrisburg, PA 17103
  • (717) 260-1861

The National Civil War Museum is one of the largest museums in the world dedicated solely to the American Civil War. The Museum seeks to tell the whole story of this most troubled chapter in American History, while focusing on the issues, the people, and the lives that were affected. The causes and ramifications of this conflict that divided a Nation are investigated; both Northern and Southern viewpoints are presented; and military as well as civilian perspectives are highlighted. The museum is located in beautiful Reservoir Park where visitors can appreciate the breathtaking vistas of Pennsylvania’s historic capital. During the summer, living history encampments are scheduled on select weekends for visitors to interact with and see firing demonstrations. Hours of operation are: Mon – Sat 10:00 am -5:00 pm; Sun – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Christmas Eve, we close at 2:00 pm. Closed – New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, & Christmas

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  • Harrisburg:
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  • Total square footage of meeting space on property: 8161
The National Civil War Museum Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 8
  • Total Sq.Ft.: 4500
  • Largest Room: 4500
  • Theatre Capacity: 500
  • Banquet Capacity: 260
  • Exhibit Space
  • Reception Capacity: 600
Meeting Facility Rooms
  • Dimensions: 60ft X 50ft
  • Square Feet: 3000
  • Theater Capacity: 500
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 300
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  • Dimensions: 90ft X 50ft
  • Square Feet: 4500
  • Theater Capacity: 500
  • Banquet Capacity: 260
  • Reception Capacity: 600
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  • Dimensions: 30ft X 50ft
  • Square Feet: 1500
  • Theater Capacity: 150
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  • Banquet Capacity: 100
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  • Dimensions: 30ft X 50ft
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  • Theater Capacity: 49
  • Banquet Capacity: 30
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Book Launch "Voices from Gettysburg" by Allen C. Guelzo

  • From: Jul 03, 2024 – Jul 03, 2024
  • July 3, 2024 to July 3, 2024
  • Location: The National Civil War Museum
  • Venue: The National Civil War Museum
  • Admission: This program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries. The National Civil War Museum will follow CDC and OSHA/HHS guidance, and orders and recommendations from federal/state/local governments and our state and local health officials.