Iowa & the Civil War

Iowa's Civil War roots show history in another perspective.

See more than 300 authentic Civil War artifacts at the Nothing But Victory exhibit at the State Historical Museum in Des Moines. Honor Iowa's fallen Civil War heroes at the Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk. Imagine what it was like to escape the clutches of slavery aboard the Underground Railroad, winding its secret routes through Lewis, West Des Moines, Keosauqua and Salem.

Smell the gunpowder and relive the action at Civil War Reenactments in Keokuk, Bloomfield and Mason City.

Witness a re-enactment of a funeral and processionals of a fictional Civil War veteran at Living History Farms in Des Moines.

Who knows, a day of this with your kids and you may have created a Civil War buff for life.

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