Opening in 2008, the Civil War Museum in Kenosha tells the story of the Civil War from the perspective of the upper midwest. This museum focuses on the stories not only of the soldiers who went to battle, but of all citizens and how the war effected their lives during and after the war. The museum is located down on the lakefront of Lake Michigan. One you have completed your tour of the Civil War Museum take a stroll along the lakefront for viewing the North Pier Lighthouse or take a ride on one of the streetcars that circle the lakefront area and visit the Dinosaur Discovery Museum and the Kenosha Public Museum.
Even for someone like me who isn’t a history buff, I found this museum very interesting. Just walking through the exhibits and imagining what living in that time in history must have been like. Thinking about the lives lost so others could have freedom. Even though no battle was ever fought in the upper midwest, the Civil War affected many who lived in that part of the country. Their stories live on here.
Kenosha is a great destination to visit for a day, or even a weekend. The Civil War Museum is just one of the great things to do. Check out the Visit Kenosha website for other great things to do!