AAA Editor Notes
The National Civil War Museum, at 1 Lincoln Cir. at Reservoir Park, is reportedly the only museum in the nation to cover the entire American Civil War from beginning to end. In bringing history to life, the museum includes collections of Union and Confederate artifacts, life-size dioramas and audiovisual presentations.
Seventeen galleries focus on the multitude of human experiences that made up the war. From slavery, to camp life, to the turmoil of 19th-century politics, the museum immerses visitors in the Civil War, with an equal emphasis given to both sides of the conflict.