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Pennsylvania Civil War

Harrisburg and Area

An inexpensive guidebook, “Civil War Harrisburg,” is available from Civil War and More bookstore, 10 S Market St, Mechanicsburg. Order a copy from

The National Civil War Museum
1 Lincoln Circle, Harrisburg PA 17103
717-260-1861 or toll-free 866-258-4729
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    New comprehensive museum uses a variety of interpretive tools to tell the entire story of the war. Exhibits with dioramas, first-rate artifacts and audiovisual presentations tell the stories of the battles, camp life, black soldiers, medicine, slavery, music and much more. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10 am-5 pm. Open Wednesday 10 am-8 pm and Sunday noon-5 pm. $9/adult, $35 family pass.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North St, Harrisburg PA 17101
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    Fine Civil War exhibit features Peter Frederick Rothermel's famous Gettysburg mural. Open Wednesday–Saturday 9 am–5 pm. $3/adult.

Fort Couch
Eighth Street and Indiana Avenue, Lemoyne
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    Visible ear02-Jan-2016rtifications defending Harrisburg. Fort Couch was built in June 1863. Impressive historical marker describes this site and the nearby Fort Washington.

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