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Soldier's National Museum

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Address: 777 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: 717-337-4890
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: A former orphanage turned museum.
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Great place to go

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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
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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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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 helpful votes 76 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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