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Lincoln Train Museum

425 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325
+1 717-334-5678
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Ranked #24 of 37 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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Delaware
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was my nephew's favorite place. The two year old was occupied with all the trains he could play with and the 7 year old liked the scavenger hunt. Informative and plenty to look at!

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Binghamton, New York, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very informative riding the simulator and watching the trainscape learning about Lincoln and his funeral train. Definitely returning with the grandkids!

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Steubenville, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Before the anniversary, the Lincoln train was a fun and interesting ride into Civil War Gettysburg with Mr. Lincoln and some other important people. Now it's a depressing Funeral train. Supposedly he and his deceased son are on their way back to Illinois. Yuck. It's macabre and depressing. Yes, Mr. Getty is portraying Lincoln and walking you through all the... More

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Ne Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Lots of model trains to look at along with some train whistles and lights. There was a nice display for police. We thought there was a simulated train ride along with price but couldn't get a straight answer so we left. The staff wasn't very pleasant to deal with.

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Pennsylvania
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91 reviews 91 reviews
42 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Not terribly costly. There is plenty to see and enjoy. The kids enjoy. And it is historically enjoyable as well. We visit often. And love it.

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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have been to the Lincoln Train Museum in the past and did not visit the museum this time around. The train displays are very nice and informative for anyone looking for a history of how the train was involved in Gettysburg. Great museum. It appears to have been updated since I last visited.

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Atlanta
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Met the wonderful and patriotic owner of the Lincoln Train Museum who has recently updated the attraction for the better. A delightful miniature train ride focusing on Lincoln's casket travelling from DC to Illinois is well done and the exhibits are a pleasure for train enthusiasts. Huge gift shop too.

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Herndon, Virginia, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It was pretty good. There were some interesting displays and seeing the model trains was interesting. The store/gift area was almost as big as the "museum" though. There were some things there to entertain the children... so, an okay experience.

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We needed something to do to kill some time on a rainy evening in Gettysburg with a 2 year old, a 1year old and 1 month old twins while our husbands were at a nearby brew fest. A friend told us about the Lincoln train museum and the activities for kids. I had googled the museum and didn't really think... More

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Lincoln Train Museum was very interesting, and we enjoyed the presentation on the train car. The scavenger hunt definitely helped keep the girls (age 11) interested and engaged in the displays. The ironic thing was that this location charged a fee and it was okay (and we understand that the fee helps keep the place operating!) but down the... More

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