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Soldier's National Museum

Address: 777 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: 717-337-4890
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Ranked #26 of 30 Attractions in Gettysburg
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: A former orphanage turned museum.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
45 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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