Lincoln Train Museum
Lincoln Train Museum
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Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Celebrating the history and the heroes of America with Abraham Lincoln! Experience the spirit of the men and women who achieved our American independence and freedoms as you ride the rails with Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Train museum! Journey with Gettysburg's beloved Jim Getty portraying President Abraham Lincoln as he walks with you through the history of our nation. Experience our operating train layout presenting President Lincoln's funeral journey from Washington DC to Springfield Illinois. Board our 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.
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joenronnie
Binghamton, NY754 contributions
Jul 2021
We visited the Train Museum on our July visit to Gettysburg. We paid our admission and we started with a short narration from "Lincoln" on several small screens.

When we finished the man who sold us our tickets met us by some train bells and had us ring them. The first thing we all noticed was that he wore a full face shield and was barefoot! It was so odd to see someone walking around a place of business barefoot.

After the bell demonstration we walked around. I had visited the museum many years ago and it had changed since my last visit. There seemed to be less trains and more random items. The big train that runs across the ceiling was not running and neither were a few others.

The simulated train ride was okay. I found it weird that the Lincoln coffin was in the train but the ride was supposed to be about Lincoln going home with his son.

The gift shop is a mess of "antiques" strewn along some souvenirs.

I doubt I would go back.
Written July 19, 2021
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Tim M
Wilmington, DE1 contribution
Aug 2020
Did not know what to expect! I can tell you it was fantastic! The Lincoln actor I believe was from Gettysburg so I am sure that some sentimental value. The train ride is very well done. As for the creepy barefoot guy, he is a wealth of knowledge. I believe he was professional diver and cowboy. Has great stories and also knowledgeable on the Civil War. Great Dude! Defiantly going back this summer!
Written July 13, 2021
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Arlene R
Pittsburgh, PA89 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Train Museum next to our motel. Several kids wanted to explore and what a journey. Neat trip with President Lincoln's train ride home. Explains the stops of the Mourning Train as Lincoln was taken home with his son Will for burial. Neat shop to see interesting items.
Written March 16, 2020
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Beth S
Connecticut, United States53 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
I don’t know what to say, but it’s not at all what we were expecting. Wish we had read reviews first!! The man who runs this place is clearly a wealthy of knowledge, with an extensive collection of many different pieces of history. The displays, however, have no cohesiveness, and very few of them have anything to do with Lincoln. The model train display needs some serious repairs. Just when we thought we had seen it all and were ready for the train ride, the man comes out and gathers us around a display of things that he had recovered diving in Florida that once again had nothing to do with Lincoln. And he gave us this 10 minute presentation barefoot, which was totally distracting! And then pointed out the book he wrote. And the train ride! Who insists everyone touches the same whistle before getting on the train with Covid still around, and then puts a reused hat on a kids head? The train ride was pretty realistic in feel, but it was just narrated by a Lincoln actor, but again had nothing to do with Lincoln. Overall, it was an incredibly strange experience!
Written July 19, 2021
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erbyjones
Northern Virginia, VA17 contributions
Oct 2020
I specifically wanted to give a review when I returned home. The owner/guide was literally barefoot the entire time. The lights were out in the store loaded with mediocre tourist stuff. The museum leads to a video history lesson given by a Lincoln actor. Patriotic but Corny. The museum has a huge train/town set in the middle of the room surrounded by various train history. Also, lots of unrelated train collections that are interesting: old movie posters, signed baseballs, military displays. The "train ride" is awful. Nothing really about Lincoln - but Lincoln gives a patriotic history of the U.S. Again, corny. $19.50 for 2 people. Over priced. Small kids might like the train set.
Written October 26, 2020
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brettpee
Glenmoore, PA2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
I visited the train museum about a year ago and had a pleasant experience then. The guide was knowledgeable and very informative. This time however, I walked in with my 13yo son and I was told that I needed to purchase tickets. I informed that I was only looking around the gift shop and was told I still need to buy tickets. The person also was barefoot and not very professional. This is the first time I've ever been told I need to buy tickets to look around a store. This visit left a bad experience with me and my son and I doubt we'll ever revisit in the future.
Written September 26, 2020
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John
Kingston, PA43 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
The gift shop is like a flea market in the dark because they have the lights off for some unknown reason. Museum was a disappointment. Trains do not work on display. Creepy barefoot guy that runs the place reminds me of Joe Biden. Overall with some improvements, this place could make be a nice tourist attraction.
Written October 10, 2020
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Sue A
Kane, PA77 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
We went with expectations of the grandkids(2 & 4) having fun watching the trains.
We knew it was not going to be quite what we expected when we were greeted in the storefront/ junk store part of the museum by the barefoot owner.
The train sets didn’t seem to be working as well as they should-no whistle even.
The Lincoln train experience was a bit weird and the kids definitely didn’t enjoy that.
On the positive side they have lots of trains & memorabilia to look at.
Not sure it was worth the admission price though.
Written July 9, 2022
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Heather A
Leavenworth, KS9 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
I would have liked this museum when I was a kid. The displays here are immaculate and so well thought out! There's a huge lay out of train tracks and trains here and they really work! We got to ride on Lincolns death train, there was a replica of his casket and the train was really cool too! It took less than 15 minutes to get on and off the train.
There's lots of cool antiques for sale in the front if the store too...
I had a great time here and I highly recommend everyone should go here!
Written August 23, 2020
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Darren B
White Haven, PA120 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
My wife and I come to Gettysburg A few times A year. Let me say I love this town and the people here . For some reason we kept putting off the Lincoln train. Well I know why we didn't do this earlier. I heard before that it was lame and in my opinion lame is to nice. You can use your discretion but we wont be back to this museum again.
Written December 16, 2014
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Lincoln Train Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM