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Lincoln Train Museum

425 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2930
+1 717-334-5678
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We loved chugging through time

We loved the actor who portrayed Honest Abe on the film segments of the train ride. I doubt he is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stuart S
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Edison
A Real Gem of a Museum

What a wonderful experience we had visiting the Lincoln Train Museum on Steinwehr Ave. The gift... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
psr707070
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Michigan City, Indiana
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
425 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2930
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+1 717-334-5678

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved the actor who portrayed Honest Abe on the film segments of the train ride. I doubt he is old enough to have met the original Abe.

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience we had visiting the Lincoln Train Museum on Steinwehr Ave. The gift shop is filled with interesting Civil War memorabilia and gift items. Then we walked through a hallway filled by a video narrative done by James Getty portraying Abraham Lincoln....More

Thank psr707070
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 8 year old kids groaned when I suggested going to this museum. Great array of items about our former president's life and nice 10-minute film. The scavenger hunt got both kids very excited. In the end, the kids admitted they enjoyed the visit.

Thank 989beng612
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had free tickets so that is the only reason we went. They had train issues on the simulated train ride and it did not work twice. Finally it did. Just a simulated Abe Lincoln talking about America. I would not go back and unless...More

1  Thank KATHRYN M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum for the whole family. It includes a simulated train ride. The kids can go on a scavenger hunt in the exhibit area, finding various items on a check list provided by the museum. There is no prize for finding all...More

Thank Jessie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff changes were made and the administrative and helpful staff listen well. They are professional, very kind and understanding. It is a fantastic learning experience for the young and old. Our favorite stop of all the museums. The history of all men, women and my...More

Thank jsquaredcarmin
Karen S, Manager at Lincoln Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting as well as taking the time to share your kind review. We hop you had an absolutely wonderful time in Gettysburg.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to a handful of actual train museums since my 8 year old son is a big train fan. To call this place a train museum is a stretch. It is basically a large model train collection with other miscellaneous collections mixed in....More

1  Thank Chewsty15
Karen S, Manager at Lincoln Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping to visit our American history museum where we celebrate the History and the Heroes of America from the days of the founding fathers through 911 with Abraham Lincoln. Our collections include everything from politics to sports, Hollywood, the wild west, Civil...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Next door to the new Best Western. Friendly staff. You enter a hallway full of memorabilia. "Mr. Lincoln" walks you thru his history from video screen to video screen. Then we sat in the seating area & watched. Maybe 15 min total. We climbed aboard...More

Thank Donna B
Karen S, Manager at Lincoln Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your journey through American history with us. Hope you have had a wonderful time in Gettysburg.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entered the museum and was greeted with a good morning. Provided no information on the museum or the need for tickets. Saw entrance to museum and went in with my husband and little boy. Woman came back and yelled at us to leave because we...More

2  Thank Rkulp1000
Karen S, Manager at Lincoln Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Ruth, I am glad we were able to discuss this matter on facebook and that on there you mentioned that you liked our museum. Sad you missed that you had entered the museum through the exit door. We do hope, as we discussed in our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Told of Lincoln's life and loaded with memorabilia, about Lincoln and many other presidents. Simulated train ride. Model train layout of Lincoln's funeral train ride from Washinton, DC to his home town. Was ok. Not a 10.

Thank Chris D
Karen S, Manager at Lincoln Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad you visited. Hope you had a wonderful experience in Gettysburg.

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