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Rupp House

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Address: 451 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Interesting and hands on

This site had a wonderful display of objects in which it was encouraged to touch and handle. There was a very informative video and placards about the cordial living room of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Girard, Ohio
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Girard, Ohio
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This site had a wonderful display of objects in which it was encouraged to touch and handle. There was a very informative video and placards about the cordial living room of the house. Attendants were dressed in period costume to help with any questions or comments. I spent quite a bit of time talking with one and had a great... More 

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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Hands on museum, small but lots of info about life during the battle for the people in the town. Great docents, friendly and informative

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We enjoyed visiting this free little museum that described what life was like during the Gettysburg battle for the residents of this street. In fact, this house was a focal point, with Confederate soldiers shooting from behind it and Union in front. Very interesting.

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Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My family and I visited the Rupp House last weekend and my boys (11) & (7) had fun a blast. Unlike a lot of museums, that are hands off, the Rupp House is kid friendly and hands on. Kids can openly explore the house, open drawers, cabinets and the staff encourages them to do so. Kids can participate is a... More 

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I had read about the Rupp House on Trip Advisor while planning our itinerary to Gettysburg. It was well worth the stop! A very well maintained, furnished, Civil War era furnished house with many hands-on, interesting, exhibits. There were volunteers there to give information about the Rupps and the people and town of Gettysburg during the battle. There were a... More 

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Charlton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Interesting house and history. Fun items for kids to see and a treasure hunt as well. Free and family welcoming

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Lock Haven
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A nice museum but both times I've been there get a eerie feeling. At night outside the original house I've got several orbs in photos of the upstairs windows. The battle literally flowed through this home. One picture I have is a bright ball of white above the house. It was drizzling, and there are no lights on that side... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The Rupp house is free to tour but you do not get a guide so you just wander through the house looking at the artifacts. They are all interesting!

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

this has all the advantages of a museum and those of a historic house for free. they have a very hands on approach with all sorts of " open a drawer to find this" signs and the like. they have a lot of info about civilian life during the battle and. and an exhibit showing all the state contributions to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Its downtown in the heart of Gettysburg and its free! Its tells a story about a family and how the towns people had to live/ where treated. The museum is also interactive and hands on. Great little spot!

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