civil war museum

free to the public!

Our exhibit focuses on the experience of the common Civil War soldier and his loved ones at home.

We are OPEN for the 2024 Season! If you are a history buff, or just curious, do drop in!

Our “homespun” displays feature never published images, and letters, and collection of artifacts. 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:
Perryville, Mill Springs
Maryland: Monocacy, Antietam, South Mountain
Pennsylvania: Gettysburg (several sites)
Tennessee: Franklin, Blue Springs, Fort Donelson, Stones River, Parker's Cross Roads, Chattanooga, Shiloh
North Carolina: Bentonville, Averasboro, Wyse Fork
South Carolina: Morris Island
West Virginia: Harper’s Ferry, Shepherdstown
Georgia: Chickamauga
Louisiana: Port Hudson, Mansfield
Mississippi: Big Black River Bridge, Champion Hill, Raymond, Vicksburg, Brice’s Cross Roads
Virginia: Brandy Station, Malvern Hill, Port Republic, White Oak Road, Cedar Creek, Deep Bottom, North Anna River, Fredericksburg, Petersburg, Fisher's Hill, 2nd Manassas, Cold Harbor, Slaughter Pen (part of Fredericksburg), Wilderness, Bristoe Station, Reams Station, Trevilian Station, 1st Kernstown, Chancellorsville, Appomattox, Todd's Tavern, Globe Tavern, Sailor's Creek, Cedar Mountain and 2nd Winchester
Other: Grant Cottage, General Stannard House, Stratford Hall, Margie Riddle Bearss Memorial Fund, Museum of Civil War Medicine "Arm and a Leg" campaign, battlefield restoration and history education outreach through American Battlefield Trust

FALL 2019 NEWS UPDATE: Your donations have now helped fund OVER 100 Civil War Trust projects!

One of our displays 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.

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