The entrance to the is marked by the iconic statue of a Civil War soldier
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Civil War Reenactors in front of the Civil War Museum

Welcome to the Civil War Museum

Located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the Civil War Museum is like no other museum in the country. No current museum explores this war as seen and experienced on the home front nor the connections between the home front and the battle front. Through state-of-the-art museum technology, life-size dioramas, and interactive engaging exhibits, visitors travel back in history to the social, political and economic influences that contributed to the Civil War.

Temporary Exhibits

Bodices, Bonnets and Weeds - Civil War and Mid-Victorian Fashions

Through September 18, 2011



Permanent Exhibits

The 15,000 square feet permanent exhibit gallery tells the stories of those whose lives were changed by the Civil War and how those people shaped the course of American history. This gallery showcases significant Civil War artifacts important to the regional and national Civil War story using life-scale, interactive exhibits, and audio and video technology. Click here for an in-depth look at the gallery.


The History of Memorial Day

May 28, 2011

Model Train Extravaganza

June 4 and 5, 2011

Second Friday Lunch Box - Typical Women's Dress

June 10, 2011

June 11 and 12, 2011

Guided Tours of the Fiery Trial

June 25, 2011

They Fought at Bull Run (and Some Who Didn't)

July 21, 2011

Civil War Miniatures and Gaming Weekend

July 23 and 24, 2011

Living History Groups

July 30 and 31, 2011; and August 27, 2011

David Kincaid Concert - The Irish Volunteer

August 14, 2011