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Soldier's National Museum

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Address: 777 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: 717-337-4890
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: A former orphanage turned museum.

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Closed!! This attraction is no longer in existence - they've sold off all the figures. and if I recall correctly they're going to rehab the building to be closer to its... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Closed!! This attraction is no longer in existence - they've sold off all the figures. and if I recall correctly they're going to rehab the building to be closer to its historical appearance.

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Milford, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Enjoyed it while it was open.. To bad they had to close it down.. We did both the tour of the Childrens Orphanage as well as the Soldiers Museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

What a great place to go and take a look at real history. It made me proud to hear my kids ask questions about what we were looking at. When I had heard of its closing I was sad,but grateful for the memories

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Dayton, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Recently closed, this is where the famous Charley Weaver aka Cliff Arquette (yes, of the acting family) set up his museum of his personal collection as he saw the town become one commercial venture after another. A passionate student of history, Arquette fought hard for Gettysburg to remember what put them on the historical map amidst the amusement parks and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My family and I loved this place. We were just watch haunted history, my daughter was so happy to see you on it. She was asking when we can go back. Sadly this is when I found out you have closed your doors. We are very sad to see this. It was a great place to go. My children really... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Not what we were expecting. Mostly dioramas, which were well done, but we were expecting more artifacts & pictures.

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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stopped at the Soldier's Museum to see it before it closes in November 2014. They have a great assortment of military memorabilia from the middle ages to today. After viewing you can then walk through a simulated Civil War Camp. It was kind of creepy but in a neat way. After you can view dioramas of the main battles... More 

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Paris, Kentucky, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Although the lady working was nice, that was the only good thing about this museum, if that's what you want to call it. I have seen a better collection of things at friends houses. Not to mention, what little they had was not well noted with facts. Learned much more from free musuems in the area.

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Cocoa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

we like walking through the museum and seeing all the history/// seeing how they lived during the war.. i couldnt imagine how it was back then and the smell had to be hurendice

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Fraser
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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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