The museum plans to reopen on September 20, but in order to adhere to state and local health regulations, we are currently only accepting visitors by appointment only.  Please send us an email with a Sunday you would like to visit and we will try our best to accommodate.  Please check back here or any of our social media pages for any further updates.


Located in Vernon, Connecticut, the museum and research center resides in the historic downtown section of Rockville.  It is housed in an original Grand Army of the Republic hall and contains numerous one-of-a-kind artifacts from the Civil War, with an emphasis on Connecticut's contributions.  The library and research center contains hundreds of books and periodicals for research and study.  


The museum and library, originally founded by Burpee Post #71 in 1896, now administered by Alden Skinner Camp #45, serves as the premiere place for historians and enthusiasts alike to study and conduct research related to the Civil War, the Grand Army of the Republic, and Sons of Union Veterans in southern New England.

The museum is OPEN every Sunday from 12:00 PM until 3:00 PM, excluding holidays.  Admission is FREE.

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"You got quite a museum here." -Ed Bearss, Former Chief Historian National Park Service

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