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The history, the people and the stories of the Upper Midwest

Welcome to the Civil War Museum

The Civil War Museum is like no other Civil War museum in the country. The museum focuses on the Civil War from the perspective of the people of the seven states of the upper middle west: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. These seven states sent over one million men to serve in the Union army while providing much of the food and raw materials necessary for the northern states to carry on the war. Through the use of personal stories and narratives, the Museum also explores how the Civil War impacted the people on the Western home front before, during, and after the war by connecting the prewar causes to the postwar effects.

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volunteerThe Museum is looking for volunteer tour facilitators to lead school and adult group tours.

Here is more information about volunteer opportunities.

 

 

 

 

Location and Hours

The Civil War Museum | 5400 First Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin | 262-653-4141 | Find our Visitors Guide here.
Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday Noon-5pm

 

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