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Soldier's National Museum

777 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-4890
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Ranked #31 of 36 Attractions in Gettysburg
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: A former orphanage turned museum.
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Atlanta
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

One of the most wonderful museums of my childhood, the former Charlie Weaver Museum and for the last 35 years the Soldiers National Museum, is closing its doors forever at the end of November 2014. As with the National Civil War Wax Museum, the Lancaster Country Wax Museum and the soon to close Natural Bridge Wax Museum (Sept 8th), these... More

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Stafford, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

People were not very nice about this place....but i liked it. The first half of the room is a little gift shop where you pay for your self guided tour. Then you go in the room. I thought the displays were really interesting. You are on your own to understand what you are seeing. I thought the collection of military... More

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ishpeming
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119 reviews 119 reviews
44 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was so bad it would have been laughable if it hadn't been so expansive to get in to. All it was was gi joe action figures. My 7 year old could have set this up

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This museum starts out with 2 rooms of soldier memorabilia. They had some really cool stuff to see. Then you head down to the dioramas where you get to listen at each window. The first room was excellent. We were blown away. By the third room, and window 15, be we're bored to tears and left early. It covered every... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This museum was a little interesting but we just expected more. There was no tour you just walk through and look at everything. I was hoping for a little history on the building itself being an old orphanage not just paying to look at a guys collection of stuff. Some of it was cool to look at and the short... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
73 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

With all of the museums in Gettysburg, there is always one that will disappoint a lot of people. This would be that place. The majority of the displays are toy soldiers representing various wars. There is a very nice walk through a Civil War era camp, and displays describing the major battles of the Civil War with toy soldiers set... More

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White Oak, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I don't know why everyone was so hostile towards this place. It wasn't the greatest museum in the world but it was informative enough. Plus it had a ton of neat toy soldiers as well to see and I thought it was very impressive.

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Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The relics at the beginning were really cool. I grew tired of standing outside of each little window. While the information was interesting, I soon became a little bored. I was super surprised to find a giant grasshopper was part of the civil war. I recommend cleaning out the dead bugs. I will bring my children next time. It was... More

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The museum is interesting on more than one level. The building has been a private residence and an orphanage. It houses a very nice artifact collection from the battle, as well as a fascinating, and sad, history of its life as an orphanage (children who lost fathers in the Civil War).

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Sutton
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

It was well worth the admission price. A lot of artifacts to see and several audio dioramas. Nice little gift shop also available

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