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Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Museum

503 S. Walnut St. Springfield, Illinois 62704

Tuesday - Saturday: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm



The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865 (DUVCW), was founded in 1885. In the early 1950s, the Daughters moved to Springfield, Illinois, from Washington, DC. In 1969, they built their current facility, which houses a Civil War Museum and serves as their National Headquarters. 
The Museum preserves countless artifacts and history of the Civil War and the Grand Army of the Republic, including rifles, medals, photographs, currency, drums, uniforms, and letters from soldiers at the front. 
Located next to the Museum is a 2,800 square foot “American foursquare” house built in 1898, which is now their Library and Research Center. The organization has a complete set of “War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies” and Adjutant General Records from several states. Numerous other volumes relating to the War are also available for onsite research.  
A Memorial brick garden was dedicated in 2010 at the Center, with memorial bricks honoring our Founders, Members, Civil War Veterans, and Veterans of all wars. Bricks continue to be ordered and placed in the garden.