2301 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The stories of the brave men who fought in the ugliest war ever to occur on American soil are told at Philadelphia's Civil War Museum. Treasured artifacts from the war that make up the collection include a pocketwatch that was struck by a bullet, a bloody handkerchief, and letters sent between loved ones and friends.
According to the museum, their mission is to "interpret the struggle for freedom, equality, and national unity in the mid-19th century; tell the story of the Civil War from the perspectives of the individuals who shaped it; and inspire a renewed dedication to the Nation's founding principles today."