Gettysburg 150th: Harrisburg National Civil War Museum

Published 07/03 2013 07:43PM

Updated 07/03 2013 06:43PM


Harrisburg-  It opened in 2001, about 40,000 visitors a year. 5,000-8,000 school kids a year. most are 8th graders because that is when they study the Civil War in Pa. They have a large amount of donations over 25,000 items related to the CW. They look for items that have a story to go with them. A young officer from NY who died at Gettysburg, they have the blood soaked manual he had in his pocket when he died. A bible that Robert E. Lee took with him into numerous battles. A trunk belonging to U.S. Grant. The artifacts and exhibits are beautiful.

tag with something like, They will have extended hours until September to help commemorate the 150th of Gettysburg. For more info go to our website, here's their link http://www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

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