Civil War Museum


The Civil War Museum is closed for the winter. Planned re-opening date is May 27, 2019.

Our exhibit focuses on the experience of the common Civil War soldier and his loved ones at home. Our “homespun” displays feature never published images, and letters, and an eclectic collection of memorabilia. Unique!

Soldiers and Citizens is a FREE museum; donations offered help fund preservation and education efforts (largely through the Civil War Trust, a top-rated charity.)  Listed here are some of the historic sites your donations have helped to fund:  

Battlefield Preservation:

Kentucky: Zollicoffer’s Den, Mill Springs

Louisiana: Port Hudson, Mansfield

Maryland: Monocacy, Antietam, South Mountain

Mississippi: Champion Hill, Raymond, Vicksburg, Brice’s Cross Roads

North Carolina: Bentonville

Pennsylvania: Gettysburg (Barlow’s Knoll), Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg

South Carolina: Morris Island

Tennessee: Franklin, Blue Springs, Fort Donelson, Spring Hill, Chattanooga/Chickamauga; Stone’s River

Virginia: Brandy Station, Malvern Hill, Port Republic, White Oak Road, Cedar Creek, Deep Bottom, North Anna River, Fredericksburg, Slaughter Pen farm, First Kernstown, Chancellorsville, Bristoe, Reams, and Trevalian Stations; Upperville; Jericho Mills; Appomattox; Petersburg; Cold Harbor

West Virginia: Harper’s Ferry

  Other:  Grant Cottage, General Stannard House, Stratford Hall, Margie Riddle Bearss Memorial Fund

Our mascot, Corporal Lawton Webster Barnes.  

Ed Bearss was here!

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Follow the Drinking Gourd

This display features Vermont abolitionists and noted Underground Railroad conductors, with emphasis on our family’s own Peg Leg Joe, Joseph St. Lawrence, born 1828 in St. Ours, Quebec, Canada.

  Check out our Corp. L.W. Barnes Page!

New England Via Vermont

28 Milk St
Alburgh, Vermont 05440