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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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Fraser
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I went thru this rather quickly; but enjoyed the collection they had inside of not only Gettysburg information but soldiers and battlefield layouts in general! The 10 panels of the major Civil War battles was my favorite part of this. Not expensive and worth doing if you're a history buff!

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Atlanta
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
45 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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