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Soldier's National Museum

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Address: 777 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2600
Phone Number: 717-337-4890
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A former orphanage turned museum.

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Closed!! This attraction is no longer in existence - they've sold off all the figures. and if I recall correctly they're going to rehab the building to be closer to its... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
SherrieAnne1863
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Mastic, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

If anyone is interested about how the orphans lived back in time during the Civil War. I definitely recommend this place. Go on the website for ghostly images, call them up and ask for the orphanage tour. Not only that you will tour various outside locations nearby but you'll also get a chance to visit the pit downstairs and learn... More 

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is one of the better attractions. It's not as crowded as other museums but still has case after case of really cool memorabilia, models, and relics.

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Thank Electraglide2005
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This museum was nice. It offered a lot of artifacts and history and insight to the battle. Was worth visiting while it was opened.

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Thank jlsween98
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This museum compliments that of Gettysburg National Park.It was a rewarding experience to wander around and be immersed in this towns history.

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Thank Ashley P
Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Closed!! This attraction is no longer in existence - they've sold off all the figures. and if I recall correctly they're going to rehab the building to be closer to its historical appearance.

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1 Thank SherrieAnne1863
Milford, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Enjoyed it while it was open.. To bad they had to close it down.. We did both the tour of the Childrens Orphanage as well as the Soldiers Museum

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Thank Sakimas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

What a great place to go and take a look at real history. It made me proud to hear my kids ask questions about what we were looking at. When I had heard of its closing I was sad,but grateful for the memories

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Thank Rick A
Dayton, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Recently closed, this is where the famous Charley Weaver aka Cliff Arquette (yes, of the acting family) set up his museum of his personal collection as he saw the town become one commercial venture after another. A passionate student of history, Arquette fought hard for Gettysburg to remember what put them on the historical map amidst the amusement parks and... More 

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3 Thank RexFoga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My family and I loved this place. We were just watch haunted history, my daughter was so happy to see you on it. She was asking when we can go back. Sadly this is when I found out you have closed your doors. We are very sad to see this. It was a great place to go. My children really... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Not what we were expecting. Mostly dioramas, which were well done, but we were expecting more artifacts & pictures.

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