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Rupp House

Address: 451 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Ranked #6 of 30 Attractions in Gettysburg
Type: Museums
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Owned by tanner John Rupp during the Battle of Gettysburg, the Rupp House was a dividing point between Northern and Southern troops. Rebuilt in 1868, it would eventually become the museum you see today. Warning: there is a mannequin in the rear of the museum- it's a bit frightening if you aren't prepared for it.

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DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Very glad I discovered this hidden gem. Museum is run by the Gettysburg Foundation and the staff went out of their way to answer questions and make our visit a great learning experience. This is a kid friendly experience where it is encouraged to open drawers, pickup items, and press buttons for audio and video. Museum provides great insight to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A quick stop, free, with highlights from the time. Would not go out of your way, but worth the stop if walking on by.

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Rupp House under the direction of the Gettysburg Foundation is a real treasure. He you can see, at no charge, some of what the Rupp family (and others like them) endured in July 1863. Please patronize the gift shop and help this wonderful organization continue its important preservation work.

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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

This is a self-guided, interactive museum. It'd be terrific for families. I found it interesting but, since I was already familiar with the story of this particular family, it was less so for me. Still, there is something for everyone and it is free so that is a bonus.

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Freedom, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Free admission on weekends, the Rupp House is worth touring...a civilian home during the battle, visitors are given a unique perspective of the happenings. The guides are informative and friendly without being overbearing!

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This a small museum the you got another look of life during the time. People were friendly and informative. It is a hands on museum and they want you to open up places and see more. No cost to get in.

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Paris, Kentucky, United States
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were fortunate enough to have a worker share with us, what life was like for civilians after the war. The information he gave was both entertaining and informing. It made us think of a side of the war we have little though of, and is well worth the visit.

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Rupp House was worth visiting. It tells the story of the Rupp family and what they had to do to survive the 3 days of the battle. The admission is free and the tour guide there was very friendly and was very informative.

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Delaware
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Nice little museum that encourages kids (and adults) to open drawers, touch the items, build fences (kid's favorite), etc. would definitely recommend.

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