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“don't waste your time or $7.00 a person”

Soldier's National Museum
Ranked #59 of 107 things to do in Gettysburg
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Owner description: A former orphanage turned museum.
PA
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“don't waste your time or $7.00 a person”
Reviewed September 18, 2010

Don't let the brochure fool you as it did us. It promises a wonderful museum filled with history of both the civil war and the history of the house after the war as an orphanage for children of soldiers killed in the war who were orphaned. After reading the brochure it seemed like an interesting place to visit. WRONG! The entire "museum" is about 6 small rooms filled with mostly toys (some even plastic from the dollar store it seemed) behind glass windows. When you go through it in no more than 10 - 15 minutes you wonder where is the basement that is pictured in the brochure where the orhanage was located. Well if you inquire at the desk you find out that if want to see the basement you must pay for the ghost tour in the evening otherwise too bad. Well if that is the case, why isthe basement pictured in the brochure which is for the museum with no mention that you needed to pay additional money for a ghost tour(I didn't even inquire as to how much the ghost tour would cost) to see the basement. Simply put this is a case of false advertising. So my advice stick to the actual battlefield tours for your history and skip this attraction.

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English first
Clarion, Pennsylvania
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not worth it”
Reviewed July 28, 2010

We thought this was going to be something different and interesting to see. We paid for the self-guided tour and once I was in the room was greatly disappointed. It mostly had miniature soldiers everywhere surrounded by little artifacts. In another room you listened to audio while looking at the miniature toys.

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