The Civil War Museum & the Women’s Museum of the Civil War are America’s largest and most complete Museums devoted to the Western Theater of the American Civil War.  Authentic period exhibits tell of the struggle between the forces of the Union and Confederacy, from the Appalachian Mountains west to the Mississippi and south to Georgia and the Gulf of Mexico.  The collection includes the flag of raider John Hunt Morgan’s 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman’s presentation sword and a silver flask presented to Confederate  General John C. Breckinridge, the former Vice President of the United States. The very large collection is carefully balanced between both Union and Confederate displays. Specialty rooms are set aside for the Politics of the time, Slavery, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and both brown and salt water Navies. Notable inthe artillery room is John Mosby’s one pounder smooth bore cannon made by Tredegar Iron Works of Richmond, Virginia.

The Women’s Museum of the Civil War specializes in the fascinating history of the female writers, spies, nurses, administrators and combat soldiers of the period.


310 E. Broadway, Bardstown, KY 40004
February 28 – November 30, 2015
Closed Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving Day
February 28 – October 31, 2015 : 10am – 5pm
November 1 – November 30, 2015 : 10am – 5pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday only.