Turning Point: The American Civil War

Turning Point: The American Civil War

March through the Past

Experience the Civil War through the eyes of soldiers and civilians. Hear their harrowing stories through photographs, dioramas, videos and over 1,500 original artifacts.

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.

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.

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