The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum
- Admission for ages 13 - 17: $1.00
- Admission for Adults (over 17): $5.00
- Free Admission for ages under 13 when accompanied by an adult: $0.00
Hours of Operation
- Monday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Sunday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibits at this museum include Civil War uniforms, guns, swords, documents and photographs. Mannequins wearing 15 authentic Civil War uniforms, both Union and Confederate, including a colorful red and blue New York Fire Zouave uniform and a Union and Confederate drummer boy uniform complete with original drums, dominate the museum. Numerous 1850s and 1860s revolvers, carbines, muskets and Civil War swords are on display along with original flags.
An extensive collection from the estate of General Thomas T. Eckert, president of Western Union and chief of the United States Military Telegraph Department under President Lincoln, are a part of the museum. Included is Mary Surratt's bonnet, which was removed from her head and given to Eckert just before her hanging, along with others convicted in the Lincoln assassination conspiracy.
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