Ohio Day Trips: Tiffin Civil War Museum

American Civil War Museum in Tiffin, Ohio ~ Our Cozy Den

We love field trips in our homeschool! We try to take one every week {though sometimes I fail and skip it} A few months ago, we were learning about the Civil War in history, and I was surprised to find that there was a Civil War Museum in Tiffin, Ohio, only about 30 minutes from where we live!

We’ve lived and traveled all over the world, and I’ve personally visited many of the world’s best museums. I have to say, most of them have one thing in common: they are not very kid-friendly. It’s unfortunate, really, that more places don’t make an effort to reach out to the youngest demographic. They are the future, after all!

Even though this museum was fairly small and located in a fairly small city, I was pleasantly surprised at how fun it was for the kids!

Let’s take a look at some of the fun things we did there.

American Civil War Museum in Tiffin, Ohio ~ Our Cozy Den
Pretending to shoot a cannon.
American Civil War Museum in Tiffin, Ohio ~ Our Cozy Den
They had a bunch of fun fake weapons and uniforms for dress-up.
American Civil War Museum in Tiffin, Ohio ~ Our Cozy Den
The kids had SO much fun here, I had to pry them away!
American Civil War Museum in Tiffin, Ohio ~ Our Cozy Den
Checking out authentic weapons and memorabilia.
American Civil War Museum in Tiffin, Ohio ~ Our Cozy Den
They had play food set up, so we could see what the soldiers ate during the war.
American Civil War Museum in Tiffin, Ohio ~ Our Cozy Den
Some displays were cordoned off — it was really well labeled what was okay for touching and what wasn’t.
American Civil War Museum in Tiffin, Ohio ~ Our Cozy Den
Play masks so we could act out some scenes from the era.
American Civil War Museum in Tiffin, Ohio ~ Our Cozy Den
“Abe Lincoln” — he was a closet Star Wars fan, I’m sure.
American Civil War Museum in Tiffin, Ohio ~ Our Cozy Den
There was a HUGE battle scene set up that where the kids could play.
American Civil War Museum in Tiffin, Ohio ~ Our Cozy Den
Giving the Gettysburg Address — Finn for President!

 

All in all, we had a great time here! You can visit the museum website here to check current hours and pricing!

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American Civil War Museum in Tiffin, Ohio ~ Our Cozy Den
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