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Address: 425 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: +1 717-334-5678
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Thu - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Celebrating the Spirit of Lincoln and the Spirit of America! Journey with...
Celebrating the Spirit of Lincoln and the Spirit 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 operating train layout presenting President Lincoln's funeral journey from Washington DC to Springfield Illinois. Board our 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.
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If you love trains and history..

One of our stops was to the Lincoln Train Museum, the kids enjoyed it.. They were able to learn a bit out Lincoln.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Lisa F
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Pennsylvania
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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117 reviews 117 reviews
81 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This neglected museum is actually really awesome. Train and Lincoln fans will love it. It has three "shows" which are very unique. First, Abraham Lincoln takes you on a tour through American history on TV, and then you follow his funeral procession from Washington to Springfield, and go on the funeral train where Lincoln talks about how great our country... More 

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I can't say enough about this place. My wife talked me into seeing this attraction. I expected to see the usual old photos and dusty relics, but the whole tour is guided. In addition to a creative video introduction, there is a dynamic miniature diorama of the trip Lincoln's funeral train took back to Springfield from D.C. There's an even... More 

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Henryville, Indiana, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Well, you start down a narrow hallway, and watch a series of television screens as a Lincoln actor "walks" from one television screen to another, leading you down the hall to the main part of the museum. He is probably one of the best "Lincolns" that I have seen but the setting is odd. The main room is overflowing with... More 

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Cornwall on Hudson, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I love kitsch, but this was more like someone's really cool attic - just lots of stuff. The tie in to history or education was minimal. That being said, it was reasonably priced and I like to support mom and pop places.

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Glen Cove, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a traditional family-run attraction - low tech and kitschy to be sure, but so much fun an very informative! Great for history buffs and train enthusiasts, but fun for all. The price is right at $7. Go with a sense of humor and an open heart and enjoy! We did!

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Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

One of our stops was to the Lincoln Train Museum, the kids enjoyed it.. They were able to learn a bit out Lincoln.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

They have a beautiful display of trains. You can even go on a train ride with Lincoln himself. Great if you have little children.

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Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My wife and I come to Gettysburg A few times A year. Let me say I love this town and the people here . For some reason we kept putting off the Lincoln train. Well I know why we didn't do this earlier. I heard before that it was lame and in my opinion lame is to nice. You can... More 

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Lake Como, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Please save your time and your money and avoid this horrific attraction in Gettysburg. What a waste! I don't know which was worse...the "fake" train ride with "Lincoln's casket" inside it or the model train of the funeral stops. What a flipping joke. Even the "tour guide" had a hard time keeping a straight face as she "led" us through... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Enjoyable visit but felt it didn't live up to the advertised hype. Great display of steam whistles & 2 walls of toy train displays. Nice gift shop & helpful shopkeepers.

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