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G.A.R. & Civil War Museum

The G.A.R. was a post-Civil War veteran's organization founded to provide support for solidiers and their families.

Marblehead's G.A.R. Room is preserved exactly as it was when the last meeting was held in the 1930s, and is one of the few remaining meeting rooms in the United States.

The importance of this organization, which was the first to lobby for and receive benefits for veterans, is evident in the preservation of this time capsule of the Civil War era and its impact on the lives of solidiers and their loved ones.

Letters evoke the hardships of war for those on the battlefield and at home. Uniforms, weapons, and images are on display in the outer room.


GAR Drum

See excerpts from our video
Marblehead & the Civil War


The G.A.R. & Civil War Museum is located on the second floor of Marblehead's Old Town House.

Important Note:

Summer, 2013

G.A.R & Civil War Museum
is closed
due to
renovation work
being done on
The Old Town House


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