Harrisburg, PA, is known for its many attractions, but the largest of them all is the Civil War Museum. This local institution seeks to share the entire story of America’s most troubling moment in history, while still focusing on the people who were affected. Visitors should expect to see a visual explanation of the causes/consequences of the Civil War, while fairly representing both Northern and Southern viewpoints. The museum also highlights the military and civilian perspectives on the nation’s conflict. Our team here at The Central Hotel & Conference Center believes that all guests who are planning family vacations in PA must visit the Civil War Museum. It’s a harmonious blend of education and entertainment for the whole family!

Civil War Museum’s Special Events

The National Civil War Museum is an exciting attraction for children between the ages of three and 17 years old. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or a visitor hoping to learn more about one of America’s most significant tragedies, you’ll find the National Civil War Museum to be an enjoyable experience. To experience the museum, you can take a self-guided tour, group tour, or attend one of the several exclusive events the museum hosts throughout the year. Along the way, you’ll see about 4,400 authentic artifacts and 21,000 archival pieces. You’ll even see weapons and uniforms that were once used by General Robert E. Lee and President Abraham Lincoln. However, new exhibits and collections are added to the National Civil War Museum every year, so reference the museum’s website before attending. And perhaps stop by their impressive museum store on the way out!

Central Hotel Harrisburg

Believe us when we say you can’t find a civil war museum, to this capacity, anywhere else in the country. For this reason, Pennsylvania is easily one of the best states for a family vacation. There are enough restaurants, shops, and museums in Harrisburg, PA, to keep your family smiling for days. And the best part is, your family will be welcomed back to The Central Hotel & Conference Center with open arms. Our comfortable Harrisburg hotel boasts a variety of rooms and suites to fit your family’s needs. King-sized bed with a balcony? Guest room by the pool? Two-bedroom suite? We can help you with all three! Start planning your family vacations in PA by visiting our website or giving us a call at 717-561-2800.