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Gettysburg Railroad Station Museum

Address: 35 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA
Phone Number: 1-800-337-5015
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Ranked #17 of 29 Attractions in Gettysburg
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Dayton, OH
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The historic train station where Lincoln arrived in Gettysburg, just North of the square, is at present having ownership transferred from the Gettysburg Foundation to the National Park Service. It is expected to become an official part of the National Battlefield Park in the Spring. Currently serving as a small museum about the town at the time of the battle... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I'm absolutely THRILLED that they are repainting the station after so many years of the horrid mustard color. A very nice little museum with knowledgeable employees.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great place if you love train history. It's in one of the historic buildings on the corner. It is free and you can make a small donation to keep it going. Well worth it!

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Cleveland OH
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

They did a great job restoring this railroad station and the exhibits are all really nice. Well worth stopping in, a MUST for any Lincoln fan!

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Ne Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The staff was very helpful and pleasant. We found it interesting but for such a rich history there just isn't much to see there.

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Moravia, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We only spent 30 mins or so here but it was interesting to learn a little more about the place where Lincoln arrived and departed from. Its mostly reading. People working there were very friendly and helpful.

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Bronx, New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
48 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Although you won't arrive on a train as Lincoln did, you can be part of history and visit the train station he arrived at. The train station is a combination of a small museum and visitor center, more a visitor center than museum. However, the is some interesting information and artifacts posted around the building. The staff/volunteers there are very... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a Visitor's Center and offers lots of information and free brochures. I am not sure about some of the reviews that say there were lots of trains & things for the kids to do? Maybe that's the Lincoln Train Museum? There is no admission charge, there are some old artifacts that have been found beneath the floor boards... More 

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Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Small museum that is mostly A visitors center. Lots of brochures and nice staff but not much as A museum. It is neat to see where Lincoln came into town in 1863 but they could have done so much more to make this place even better

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I am not in to trains, norther are my kids, but they loved this place. There were some cool presentations and a scavenger hunt with a prize at the end.

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