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Address: 451 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2623
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Great little museum.

This is a great Museum for the whole family and it is FREE. The museum shows how the battle effected the Gettysburg residents through the accounts of the Rupp family. There are... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
A1972j
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Laconia, New Hampshire
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Laconia, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great Museum for the whole family and it is FREE. The museum shows how the battle effected the Gettysburg residents through the accounts of the Rupp family. There are interesting artifacts and hands on exhibits. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. There is a scavenger hunt (with prize) for kids too. The day we visited there was... More 

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent!! Staff very knowledgeable. Best Free secret of Gettysburg!!!!!! Our teenagers loved it. Sorace Family Pittsburgh

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Me and my family have been here a few times. It's interactive and very informative. Great for kids. They are only open on certain days so check the times before you make plans to visit. Nice attraction overall.

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Take about a half hour and explore this little museum on Baltimore Street. First of all, it's free and second, the tour guide was wonderful and really good with children. There is a scavenger hunt, kids can touch just about everything inside and you can even pick up a souvenir. They do accept donations, as it is run by the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to visit gives you a starting point of the history of the battle and the aftermath of the carnage from a civilian point of view its free though a donation is appricated the guide who gives the informal talk is very informative well worth a visit.

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Merrick, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Upon walking in and existing a donation jar is available and I think highly worth a donation equal to one of the paid attractions in the area. There are two people there narrate informative and entertaining information about the house and area. This house includes artifacts, relics and period furnishings. It is run by a non profit organization hence the... More 

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Wonderful representation of the civilian perspective of the war. Thoroughly enjoyed the home and exhibits. Loved the curators---so amazingly knowledgeable and passionate. Often, I believe we tend to forget how the lives of the civilians and the town itself was affected by the war for decades to follow. A Huge thanks to the guides for sharing their wealth of knowledge... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

These discussions feature living history professional, Kenneth Serfass, as General and President Grant. His depth of knowledge of the life ad times of Ulysses Grant is truely impressive! He is the "in demand" personification of all things Grant, appearing all around the country. His delivery is engaging, totally natural and very conversational. You really feel like you are involved in... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

The Rupp House tour starts with a docent who gives a short history of the family and what happened to civilians in Gettysburg. The docents obviously love kids (I didn't have any with me, but they were understanding and kind to the ones in the group). There are tons of interactive things to do, including interactive display screens asking what... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The guides who work here are fantastic! They were very knowledgeable and patient with our 4 children! I can't say enough good things about this place. I loved it and if you are in Gettysburg, you MUST stop by. It was our first stop in town. They have scavenger hunts for the children and even my child who doesn't like... More 

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