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Gettysburg Railroad Station Museum

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Address: 35 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA
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Worth a few minutes to see

Part of the story of Lincoln's visit to town. The station, nicely restored, is still just a very small train station. Visit for the historical significance with the understanding... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 June 2016
Seth M
Blandon, Pennsylvania
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Blandon, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Part of the story of Lincoln's visit to town. The station, nicely restored, is still just a very small train station. Visit for the historical significance with the understanding that you'll be off to your next destination a few minutes. Close enough to other attractions to make it worthwhile.

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Montville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

I'll give the Gettysburg Railroad Station Museum 4 Stars because it is part of the Gettysburg Address Story. It is a free museum. The railroad station is a period building which is located in the heart of Gettysburg and well worth seeing on that merit alone. It is on the National Registry of Historic Places. This is where Lincoln entered... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

...and this one is free. Learn about the train systems in the Civil war era.....and how Lincoln arrived in Gettysburg for his famous address. Excellent models....The museum docent was very knowledgeable. About an hour if you read a lot of the exhibit panels.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Unfortunately the train station was closed the day we went but I still believe it was worth the few steps from the Wills house to visit. To know you were literally walking in the footsteps of Lincoln! Will have to return when it is open (the only reason it didn't get higher was cause I couldn't see it all).

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Free, good displays but small and dull too. tough to rate but it's is an Old train station and had Lincoln pass bye. Not good for children, abit dull for me too.

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Telford, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Worth the quick stop, especially after a yummy breakfast at the Lincoln Diner. The railroad is where you can begin to travel the footsteps of history in the shadow of Abraham Lincoln's journey as he prepared to visit the besieged town of Gettysburg. Worth the quick stop!

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Browns Mills, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

While it's not a big museum, it's worth the visit. Staff is helpful & they can answer any questions you may have regarding your Gettysburg visit.

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Northumberland, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

It is a nice place to visit. It is amazing how the trains ran years ago, it is a beautiful place. It is neat to see all the old things they used to run a train.

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a free attraction. It is the train station where Lincoln arrived to give his Gettysburg address. The guide gives you some great background history on the station and how the town prepared for Lincolns' visit. They have a gift shop with a lot of train related items for children. Be sure to ask the guide about "Live long... More 

Glen Burnie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

A very interesting place to visit. We have visited several railroad museum's and this is one of our favorites. I highly recommend this museum of yesterday ole'. It takes you back in time and a lot of Gettysburg history too.

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