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Soldier's National Museum

777 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-4890
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Ranked #33 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: A former orphanage turned museum.
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ishpeming
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116 reviews 116 reviews
43 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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64 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Rachel WV
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6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This was our fourth trip to Gettysburg. We went to the museum because Ghost Adventures had been there. There were some interesting artifacts and this is a self-guided tour. The person who was in charge was new and wasn't very informative. They didn't really point out where the orphanage was or how it was operated. Ghost Adventures made it more... More

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Kendall Park
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Although small, the museum had a lot to offer. It had artifacts from several different wars, dioramas of the civil war battles and a depiction of a typical soldier's campground prior to the start of the battle. At the end, you are given a peek into what was tghe Soldier's Orphanage and how poorly the children were treated by one... More

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