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American Civil War Museum

297 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325

With over 300 wax figures in 35 scenes, the American Civil War Museum tells the story of the whole war, including the Battle of Gettysburg. A large gift center is also on site.

Recommended Ages: Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors


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Although the wax museum concept is a bit dated, the American Civil War Museum gives an overview of many of the key moments, places and people leading up to the war. The final scene is in a theatre, using stationary and moving wax figures along with audio and light effects to explain the battle of Gettysburg, and President Abe Lincoln's visit to dedicate the National Cemetery.