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Lincoln Train Museum

425 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325
+1 717-334-5678
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Ranked #25 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Type: Museums
Owner description: Gettysburg's Lincoln Train Museum presents the Spirit of Lincoln and the History of America! Journey with Gettysburg's beloved Jim Getty portraying... more » Owner description: Gettysburg's Lincoln Train Museum presents the Spirit of Lincoln and the History of America! Journey with Gettysburg's beloved Jim Getty portraying President Abraham Lincoln as he walks with you through the history of our nation. Experience our new operating train layout presenting President Lincoln's funeral journey from Washington DC to Springfield Illinois. Board our new simulated funeral train car, The United States, where President Abraham Lincoln's spirit pays tribute to the American heroes and citizens who made our nation what it is and encourages future generations to "Keep the Spirit" of our nation alive. We present displays and historic artifacts of Abraham Lincoln, our native lands and the Wild West with its struggles, heroes and horses. We explore memorabilia of our sports figures and Hollywood stars. We recall the battles and wars our nation has endured and pay tribute to our heroes, the soldiers, veterans, law enforcement and EMS of our country. The museum offers the ideal opportunity to experience our nation's past while fostering an appreciation of our present and a rekindling of hope for our nation's future. « less
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
62 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a museum that train aficionados will love. Well laid out train display. The Civil War/Gettysburg tie-in is a simulated train ride where you "travel" with President Lincoln to Gettysburg for the dedication of the National Cemetery. If there is something you have to miss when visiting Gettysburg - this would be the place unless you're a railroad fan.

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New York
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45 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Not sure what I expected- this medium sized building was overflowing with memorabilia and was a fun way to spend an hour or two. We loved the simulated train ride at the end. I can see the appeal for all ages- we had our parents with us and they loved the place as we did - a family with little... More

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Please do not waste your time or money. I can't said a good thing about this attraction. My grandson who is ten just laughed at the whole thing. Very sad.

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Karen S, Manager at Lincoln Train Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you did not appreciate our journey through American History. Our goal is to share our nation's past and kindle respect for those who have sacrificed in their times to provide the America we now enjoy. More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Very interesting and well done. My 8 yr old son and 14 yr old daughter (who has always been interested in trains) both enjoyed it very much. It is great for children and very hands-on oriented. The simulated train ride on the funeral train is convincing. It also had interesting, not necessarily related displays which parents can easily browse while... More

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Karen S, Manager at Lincoln Train Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed our museum. You must have found our Chuggington layout and not made it to Thomas, he is here too! More

Ada, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I am a train buff so I enjoyed looking at the collection of trains as well as the experience in the Lincoln passenger car was a bit interesting. The staff there in the back room was very attentive to guests.

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Melbourne, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Interesting but needs updating. More for younger kids, talks little about the civil war. Can be better but served its purpose.

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Burlington, Iowa, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Was just there yesterday. Where we're the trains? Where was Lincoln? Just a bunch of Chinese made tourist trap junk. So disappointed.

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Karen S, Manager at Lincoln Train Museum, responded to this review

Norman, did you journey through the museum? Our Hallway of American History is a journey with Abraham Lincoln from the days of our Founding Father's through present day. In the museum itself you can explore our train collection including an interactive operating layout as well as President Lincoln's funeral route in operating layout presenting his journey from Washington DC back... More

Hershey, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews 117 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We moved through this very quickly. If you have kids or grand kids it probably makes a lot of sense. But, just was not our type of attraction.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My boyfriend and I bought tickets as part of a package with the Diorama. The ladies at the front desk were very professional and helpful, and we were excited to take the tour. When you first enter, you watch a couple of short clips narrated by a man dressed as Lincoln. There isn't much information provided during this, but it's... More

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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The train ride was very informative. The simulator made you feel as if you were really riding with Lincoln on the day they transported his body to Springfield. Learned a lot.

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