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Housed within the former Grand Army of the Republic meeting spaces used by Civil War veterans, the sleek, modern displays and interpretive visuals of the New England Civil War Museum offers an engaging way to experience the people of the past!

Step into the Past


Journey through Time

Follow the experience of the Citizen Soldier as they enlist and join hundreds of thousands of others in a new, transformational, and sometimes terrifying life in temporary military service during the Civil War. 

Connect with the People of the Past

What was it like to live through the Civil War? Learn about their experiences through their thoughts, feelings, and emotions, left for us in their letters and diaries across time.


Stand inside History

Tour the spaces once used by Civil War veterans to meet and discuss current events, charity efforts, political matters, and their shared wartime experiences. Stand in the same spots where veterans did during memorial rituals and business meetings took place.

View our Collection 
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Griswold Discharge
Fort Richardson
John Sedgwick
Burpee Post Hall
Sedgewick Post
Thomas F. Burpee
Lucius Fox Diary
Canteen from NECWM collection
Rockville, CT in 1868
Carey Maine, 11th CT
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