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Lincoln Train Museum

425 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325
+1 717-334-5678
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Ranked #25 of 35 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
35 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I'm not a fan of trains but my kids had fun here. There is a cool scavenger hunt for them to do and 2 presentations. Both of Lincoln's funeral train ride from DC to Illinois. Excellent for the train enthusiast. They have tons of old trains to look at.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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13 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This little museum is on the south side of town, near the National Cemetery, many other attractions, restaurants, and the Battlefield. There is a lot of train memorabilia here and play areas for small children within the museum. The ride on the simulated train is about Lincoln's final ride to his Springfield, Illinois, burial site. My little granddaughter seemed to... More

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Well stocked in a lot of items for re-enactors and visitors. Nice friendly service and well air-conditioned on hot days and always helpful find an item you are looking for.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were a little weary of this based on other reviews but got a discount on admissions to this and the diorama at a gift shop next door to our hotel so we decided to check it out. It was fun. It did have a lot of trains which are not my interest but there was also plenty of other... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
71 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
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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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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