Turning Point: The American Civil War


Turning Point: The American Civil War, located in the 9,200-square-foot DuBose Gallery, is one of the nation’s largest and most complete Civil War exhibitions. With over 1,500 Union and Confederate artifacts, including cannons, uniforms, and flags, visitors experience the Civil War through the eyes of soldiers and civilians. Highlights include the Confederate flag that flew over Atlanta at the time of its surrender, a Union supply wagon used by Sherman’s army, General Patrick Cleburne’s sword, a Medal of Honor won by the United States Colored Troops, the logbooks of the C.S.S. Shenandoah, medical equipment, firearms, and more. In addition, dioramas, videos, and interactive learning stations help bring this chapter of history alive. A final section of the exhibition explores how the Civil War continues its impact on us today.

Free audio tours of the exhibition provide an additional resource to study the collection and learn about the American Civil War. Guided tours are available on first and fourth Sundays at 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM.

The DuBose Gallery is made possible by a gift from Mrs. Beverly M. DuBose, Jr. The exhibition is also sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. W. Barrett Howell and Wachovia Bank of Georgia. The installation Turning Point: The American Civil War was supported by Balentine & Company.