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Nice exhibits

We've passed by many times in the off-season when it has been closed, so we were pleased to be in... read more

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955SMJ
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Indiana, Pennsylvania
Free & educational

Love this place. There is alot of hands on things to do here. Your kids will love this House. Plus... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
steelersfan792018
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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451 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2623
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Reviewed July 18, 2015

This museum is worth stopping at. It is free (donations accepted), air conditioned, and you can touch things. Be sure to try to lift the pack that soldiers had to carry around. Ask any of the workers in period dress your questions about civilians when...More

4  Thank wayneco52
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Was Greeted by a kind and helpful volunteer only to walk through the house and become disgusted by a different volunteer. My husband and I were stopped by the overweight man in the photos on here. He stopped us and started to give us information...More

9  Thank MrsMosier2017
Teddi J, Public Relations Manager at Rupp House, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Our goal is to ensure that visitors have a positive experience. Please contact us directly at membership@gettysburgfoundation.org or at 717-339-2157 so we may address the issue you referred to in your post.

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Reviewed today

We've passed by many times in the off-season when it has been closed, so we were pleased to be in town at a time when it was open. Nice displays and artifact collection. An informative, but not time intensive experience to pass through as an...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place. There is alot of hands on things to do here. Your kids will love this House. Plus did I say it's free.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an interesting account of the Citizens of the town during the Civil War. They also had a scavenger hunt for the kids. Great idea!

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Reviewed September 27, 2018

Good general introduction to the Battle of Gettysburg. This museum contains information about individuals living in Gettysburg during the time of the famous battle. The staff is very knowledgeable about the Battle of Gettysburg itself, and the immediate aftermath. On summer weekends, local guest speakers...More

Thank Allen J F
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

We were trying to kill time waiting for our ghost hunt to start and found this museum. Very well done! Lots of information and 2 very knowledgeable representatives with an obvious passion for what they do. Loved listening to their stories. Great for families too!

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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

A large group of us were accommodated with a wonderful tour by two very passionate , knowledgable historians. We learned a lot about the civilian side of the war, and battle around the town. One of my favorite places I have been in this town...More

Thank rmj51
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

I truly enjoyed visiting this hands on museum and the story of the Rupp Family at Gettysburg. I was greeted by Karen as I entered and Mike was extremely helpful at answering my questions and discussing the exhibits throughout the house. Very nice museum. A...More

1  Thank Bernie A
Reviewed September 5, 2018

This one of Gettysburgs best kept secrets. It's totally FREE, the docents are exceptional and the Museum is loaded with exhibits, displays, and even a scavenger hunt for the kids, they LOVE it. Highly recommended!!!

2  Thank raym627
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Was Greeted by a kind and helpful volunteer only to walk through the house and become disgusted by a different volunteer. My husband and I were stopped by the overweight man in the photos on here. He stopped us and started to give us information...More

9  Thank MrsMosier2017
Teddi J, Public Relations Manager at Rupp House, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Our goal is to ensure that visitors have a positive experience. Please contact us directly at membership@gettysburgfoundation.org or at 717-339-2157 so we may address the issue you referred to in your post.

Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

While walking around, be sure to stop in here. Not only is the home full of information, but they provide you with scavenger hunts as well; though you don't have to. (Makes it much more enjoyable if you do though! And you learn more) The...More

1  Thank scameron85
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On the weekends admission is free to the public. It is usually open primarily on the weekends. If you are a Friend of the Gettysburg Foundation, you get 10% off merchandise in the gift shop. However if you want you can... More
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