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Lincoln Train Museum

425 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2930
+1 717-334-5678
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Great for Young Children

This is a great museum of you are travelling with young children (8 and under) who would like to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LINYTravelers
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New York City, New York
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Train-riffic

Unexpectedly awesome time. Very kid friendly. Covers a lot of the historical, educational elements... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gaela S
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Big Pool, Maryland
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“funeral train” (48 reviews)
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“train layouts” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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425 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2930
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum of you are travelling with young children (8 and under) who would like to learn about President Lincoln.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unexpectedly awesome time. Very kid friendly. Covers a lot of the historical, educational elements without being over done so that young minds can't absorb it. Staff is ultra friendly. The "ride" experience while fun for the little ones, was both beautiful and somber - you...More

Thank Gaela S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go to this place last second and are so glad we did. - our 7, 5 & 1 yr old were enthralled the whole time (minus walking by the creepy Lincoln outside the front door lol). They did not want to leave....More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We had a few minutes to burn, so we stopped by this place and checked out all the train collections. The owner was passionate about his business and wanted to help us anyway he could. We didn't buy anything, but thought the place was cool....More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We had a great time with our toddler and adults in our party. Activities for the kids and exhibits for the adults. Our son loved dressing up like Abe Lincoln. We will be back!!!

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Karen S, Manager at Lincoln Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you so much for visiting. Very glad to hear your family enjoyed their time with us. Your taking the time to share a review is so appreciated. Hope you had a great time in Gettysburg.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Great experience- my eight year old loves the train ride and the museum in general. The museum houses a huge collection of memorabilia and is a step back in time. Has the feel of viewing a large personal collection. Staff is polite and well informed....More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed this museum. I could have spent more time looking at the many trains and memorabilia if my kids (5 & 8) were as interested. They do offer coloring sheets, train tables and a scavenger hunt for kids, but my two were not as...More

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Karen S, Manager at Lincoln Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Thank you for visiting and sharing a review. We would love to have you back when you have more time.

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

The train museum is set up to imitate what a train station would have looked like during Lincolns visit (it is not exact, but they did a great job). The people are friendly and it is a nice quick family stop.

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Karen S, Manager at Lincoln Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a kind review. We are so glad you were able to visit.

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Museum became a great place to spend time with four kids, ages 8 and under, while others toured the Battlefield. Nice overview of the position of the Civil War in American history greets you as you enter. Museum features train layouts, interesting items from rail...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

The Lincoln Train Museum tells the story of Lincoln's final trip home to Illinois to be buried along with his son. There are a couple of videos that set the stage and then you sit before a miniature countryside. The narration tells the story of...More

Thank Ann Marie R
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