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

Adult Group Tours

Tour groups from across the nation have been educated and entertained by visits to the Civil War Museum. Guided tours of our more than 16,000 square foot gallery called “The Fiery Trial” feature interactive and inspiring moments for our guests.

Visitors to the Civil War Museum:

  • Learn about the important roles the seven states of the Upper Middle West (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) played during the Civil War.
  • March, train, and fight with a Midwestern Civil War regiment during a viewing of our award winning 360° film Seeing the Elephant.
  • Are immersed in the sights and sounds of a Union Civil War camp, a railroad car carrying passengers and soldiers, and a steamboat transporting passengers home after the war.
  • Reflect on the personal stories of the men, women, and children who lived during this turbulent time in American history.

The Museum has multiple exhibit and gallery spaces, an outdoor terrace with stunning views of Lake Michigan, a gift shop, and free on-site parking.

Reservations are required for groups of more than nine people. You can also book a Theater Program performance for your group. Group leaders and bus drivers receive complimentary admission.
For group rates and booking information, contact the group tour coordinator at 262-653-4433 or email thaase@kenosha.org. You may also use our online reservation request form.

Our Exhibits

Our Location

The Civil War Museum is located in beautiful downtown Kenosha. Experiencing our historic downtown neighborhood is just one of the many perks of visiting the Kenosha Public Museum. Located along the scenic shores of Lake Michigan, downtown Kenosha is a vibrant neighborhood with shopping, dining, parks, and cultural opportunities. Here is more information on the happenings, area attractions, and recreational activities in our neighborhood.