The Living Civil War Mobile Museum

The Living Civil War Mobile Museum The Living Civil War Mobile Museum is a mobile museum being offered to school systems and home schooled children. We also will come to history events

we used to have a museum in harpers ferry koa we have now taken the museum and made it a mobile museum.

Tom and I used to have our museum in the Harpers Ferry KOA . We were told by management that we were no longer wanted there so we have decided to downsize the museum and make it a mobile museum . We will be available May to November. for both homes schools and public schools. We will also take the museum with us to Baltimore lIght Artillery reenactments


Tom and I are selling the final things of the museum . Tom has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer . So if you are interested in anything that you either donated or saw in the museum please let us know.


It's just about time for the mobile museum to be on the road again .
We will be happy to come to your school whether it is public or private or an event with our civil war mobile museum . You can contact us through this site or by phone .

Our first living history event with the mobile museum. We were attending the Artillery ridge campground.

Our first living history event with the mobile museum. We were attending the Artillery ridge campground.


Tom and I will be Baltimore light Artillery this weekend celebrating wounded warriors weekend in gettysburg. We will have a small mobile museum. Please come by and see us.


Wanted to let all our facebook friends know , The management at the HArpers Ferry KOA said we were no longer wanted in the Campground so we had to leave. Tom and I are relocating the museum as a mobile museum. We will be available starting in May. We will deeply miss all the children and campers.


We have turned the museum into a mobile museum . We were asked to leave the KOA at Harpers Ferry October 2016. We are looking forward to our new endeavors . Should you want us to attend an event you are having please contact us . We have kept our same email address and Facebook.
We will start the museum the first of the year.


It is with great sadness that Tom and I need to announce we are no longer located at the Harpers Ferry KOA. We received a phone call today that we are not profitable for them and so therefor we needed to leave. We removed most things tonight from the museum. We were told we have two weeks to move our camper. I don't know the road God has before us but it can only be uphill. We want thank each and every person who has visited our museum over the years. We want to thank all of you who have donated items. If you want those back let us know if not be reassured one day we will find our special place and those things will go with us. Keep following us on facebook we will let you know where we relocate to. Please let your friends or any fellow campers know we didnot depart because we wanted too . Much love to you all. When God closes a window he opens a wide door.


Well our season is coming to an end for another year. This weekend is our last weekend til next season. Tom and I would like to thank all of the campers who donated items to the museum and those who visited us while camping. We wish all of you a safe and happy holiday season. We will reopen on Mother's Day 2017 good lord willing. Please keep in touch with us through the winter.
We cherish each one of your friendships and pray that each of you have a wonderful winter . See you in the Spring.

Another wonderful year for our civil war weekend. Thanks Baltimore light artillery, 13th Virginia Company I , 2nd Maryla...

Another wonderful year for our civil war weekend. Thanks Baltimore light artillery, 13th Virginia Company I , 2nd Maryland, South Mountain , 8 th Virginia for coming to our event. Thank you Jim Prentice , Bob O'Connor and Robert Jones for spending time with us. Diane Shockley and Shane Shockley for your help with Hay ride and Ken for helping me haul those cannons

Well it's happening our 8th annual civil war weekend sept 23-25 Here is the schedule   Please come join us. Make sure yo...

Well it's happening our 8th annual civil war weekend sept 23-25
Here is the schedule Please come join us. Make sure you get your children registered either Friday evening or Saturday morning by 830 am
Friday evening 5:30-6:30
Register your children for Saturday events
7 pm -8pm.
Bob O'Connor. Speaker
Civil war medicine

All day Saturday events
Robert jones author /book signing
Jim prentice. Armory weapons
Jail for kids with cancer
Museum open til 3
Saturday schedule
7:30 -8:30
Children's registration for events
Breakfast with reenactors
Children's drills
Children's skirmish
Infantry skirmish
2nd Maryland women's presentation
Tactile battle with cannons
Raid on hayride
Cannon fire drawing
Infantry firing demonstration
Cannon fire
Grand finale cannon fire
Announcement of boy and girl prize


Tom and I are looking forward to the civil war weekend September 23-25. We are in need of union troops for this reenactment. If you know of a group or are in a union group and would like to participate please get in touch with us.


We had a wonderful thank you note from the wentzler family and a very generous donation when we got back from vacation. We will be using that money to buy an 1800 hat mold for the museum. Thank you so much.


We are back from vacation and will be open this July 4 th weekend

Saturday. 10:30-5
Sunday. 1230-5
Pease come visit while you stay at the Harper's Ferry KoA .

These were our visitors today. One of the people who fired the cannon is a marine veteran

These were our visitors today. One of the people who fired the cannon is a marine veteran


Schedule for Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday May 28th 2016
10:30-5:00 museum open (sign up to fire Cannon til 4) Must be 18
1:00 How memorial Day was celebrated during the Civil War
4:30 Names picked to fire the Cannon
5:00 pm Firing of Cannon

The schedule will be repeated on Sunday.
Museum is closed on Monday


We will be closed this weekend May 14 do to the children's auction at the KOA the cannon is not fired do to safety. We will see you next weekend


Schedule for Saturday May 7th 2016
10:30 Ribbon Cutting
1:00 Warren Bates (Guest Speaker)
March to Gettysburg
3:00- 3:45 Pistol Demonstration Front of Museum
Lou from Baltimore Light Artillery
4:30 Drawing of Names for firing cannon
4:50 Ringing of Bell
5:00 Firing of cannon


Felt so good to start putting items back in the museum for the new season. Much more work to be done tomorrow. A few new items will be gotten the end of the month from Gettysburg. Hope everyone is planning a trip to see us.


Off to pick up wood for Septembers civil war weekend . Thanks Lou and Brenda Wroblesski for providing it.


Tom and I are steady getting the museum ready for our seasons opening day. We are going to have to supply our own firewood this year for our reenactors. We need some help if anyone would be free to give us an hour this week April 9th we could sure use your help. Brenda and Lou have firewood at their house in Maryland. We need some help loading it onto our trailer. Tom is still recovering from his surgery. If you can help please either pm me or call tom at 7039672049.
Marsha and Tom

We are looking forward to another fun season.

Photos from The Living Civil War Mobile Museum's post

Photos from The Living Civil War Mobile Museum's post


Last weekend of museum til spring. Tom and I pray everyone has a healthy and safe winter.


We have four more weekends and then the museum will close for the season'


Next year I need to make sure they have their wooden guns


Awesome battle

Our great civil war weekend

Our great civil war weekend


Ok friends here is our schedule for the civil war weekend.
If you are coming in for the day it is 5.00 dollars a car and
we will have the jail again this year to raise money for kids care camp
September 25-27 2015
Friday September 25
7-9 Civil War 101 Bob Oconnor will be speaker and book
Saturday September 26
7-8:30 Breakfast with reenactors Pancake Hut
(children can sign up to
participate in childrens skirmish
and capturing fort at tactile

9-9:30 Childrens drills Fun Zone
9:45-10:15 Childrens Skirmish Fun Zone
10:45-11:30 Infantry Skirmish camp sites
11:45-12:15 The Civil War: Movie Theatre
First Modern War

1:30-2:30 Tactile Battle with Fun Zone
3:00-3:45 Raid Hayride Fun Zone
3:00-3:30 The Civil War Theatre
4:30 Cannon Fire Museum
5:00 Infantry Firing Grapes
5:30 Cannon Fire Grapes
7-10 Band stage
8 Night Firing Community Fire Pit

11:00 -4 Harpers Ferry Artillery Museum
Jim Prentice
10:30-4:00 Museum Open Closed during Battle
11:00 -4:00 Jail (2 dollars to bail Museum
your family member out of jail

7-8:30 Breakfast Reenactor Pancake Hut
Encampments close at 12


Labor day weekend we will have John Milleher Photography Here both saturday and sunday demonstrating and selling old tyme photos. Please come camp and join us for the event.
40$ for quarter template and 55$ for half template


171 Shoreline Drive
Harpers Ferry, WV

We are a traveling trunk museum

General information

Tom and Marsha Wood are the owners and curators of the museum. Our museum formally was located in the Harpers Ferry KOA Campgorund. We are going to offer a civil war mobile museum . We will have authentic and reproduction items that children and adults can view and handle.


(703) 967-5269



hands on mobile museum for all ages


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Living Civil War Mobile Museum

Tom and I used to have the museum in the Harper’s Ferry KOA . In September 2016 we were asked to leave because we were not profitable to them. We have missed all our visitors and have decided to change our museum to a mobile one. We are available for home school as well as public school events. Tom reenacts with Baltimore Light Artillery which I will be featuring the museum for their events.

Our Museum is a great learning experience for the old and young alike. It is unique in that it is a hands on museum. We have replicas of civil war relics and authentic. We want to make sure that this part of history is not forgotten. Please follow us for event schedule

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