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March
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's Role in American History

Harrisburg PA and the National Civil War Museum

Harrisburg, PA plays a significant role in US history especially as it relates to the Civil War. Today, Americans can learn more about the Civil War at the National Civil War Museum, located at One Lincoln Circle in Harrisburg's Reservoir Park. This Smithsonian Institution museum has a huge collection of Civil War artifacts and is a great tribute to the Civil War's role in the development of Harrisburg.

Exhibits at the National Civil War Museum

Throughout the halls of the National Civil War Museum, you will have the chance to explore over 24,000 items including historical documents, photographs, artifacts, printed materials, and manuscripts dating between 1850 and 1876. Each shows the depth of the emotions of the time as well as the history of the people who lived through the period.

The museum is designed to tell the story of the Civil War, with a desire to provide an unbiased look at the time period. As visitors walk through the museum, they are walking through an interactive timeline of the events of the war. Throughout the museum, videos are set alongside exhibits and artifacts to give a visual representation of exactly what the war was about. This helps bring to life the history that the museum holds.

 

Museum founder, former Mayor Stephen R. Reed, worked tirelessly between 1994 and 1999 to collect the artifacts that are now on display in the museum. Harrisburg is located close to historic Gettysburg, and the museum draws some of the traffic from the historic battlefield and the tourists it draws. The Civil War Museum is one of the largest museums in the world that is dedicated entirely to the history and artifacts of the Civil War.

 

Visiting the Museum

The Civil War Museum is located in Harrisburg PA in Reservoir Park. It is open weekdays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with evening hours on Wednesdays and from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. The cost to visit the museum is $11 for adults.  Families may purchase a pass for $40.

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The Civil War Museum is just one example of the many ways in which the community of Harrisburg, PA embraces its heritage. If you are looking to make Harrisburg your home, Homesale Realty can help. Contact Homesale Realty today to find Harrisburg, PA homes for sale.

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