|Address:||425 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA|
|Working:||10AM–4PM Closed Closed 10AM–4PM 10AM–4PM 10AM–4PM 10AM–4PM|
On our short visit to Gettysburg, this museum was something that interested my son, who is eleven. The cost was $7 for an adult, $4 for a child, making it a total of $19.80 with tax. Advertised are: "Experience our new operating train layout presenting President Lincolns funeral journey with his son Willie from Washington DC to Springfield Illinois displayed with audio and video history of the experience!" - This layout, which sounds like it would be huge and really cool, is approximately an 8 foot square. The train just circles repeatedly, with terrible music playing. When the train stops at a "city", its one model building. The information given at each stop is actually a bit interesting and informative. "Board our new simullated funeral train car, The United States, and ride with President Abraham Lincolns spirit on a journey through and tribute to the history of our nation!" - My wife said it was horrible, I sensed it would be awful, and avoided going in. She said it had nothing to do with the procession home, but was a long-winded snore fest about what has occurred in America since Lincoln served as our President. "Explore our toy train collection containing model toy trains fron the 1800s to the present day." - In fairness, this was the best part of the museum. I wasnt very impressed, but I didnt hate it. "Journey with Mr. Jim Getty as President Abraham Lincon as he walks with you through the history of our nation along our video hallway of America!" - This was the entrance into the museum. I very nearly turned my family around to tell the front desk I wanted my money back. Its not worth your time. "Explore layouts, displays and historical artifacts of Abraham Lincoln, our founding fathers, and other great Americans as well as our native lands and the Wild West with its striggles, heroes and horses. 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. Explore memorabilia of our sports figures and Hollywood stars." Frankly all of this can be summed up as this: Crap. There was a ton of yard sale material, low valued sports cards, a few autographs, lunchboxes, all kinds of kitschy junk. I wish I had read the reviews of this horrible museum before our trip. I would have not wasted $20. Trust me, your money will be better spent elsewhere.
Visited here in June, 2013. It was a great place to bring my grandson to get out of the heat for awhile. If you like trains, youll enjoy the collection of railroad items and toy trains. The kids can interact with the O-gauge electric trains and the Thomas toy trains. The "train ride" was fairly realistic. The price was reasonable and we had a great time. Spent a little time in the gift shop and found those prices reasonable also. Visit the "bobber" caboose outside also, its in wonderful condition for its age. Recommend this attraction to any family with young children who like trains.
My two sons and I visited this museum and gift shop not knowing what to expect. What we did know is that it featured trains and my youngest son LOVES trains! After our visit, I highly recommend anyone visiting Gettysburg to take a stop at this lovely place. Anyone who loves trains will enjoy it in addition to other items in the collection not limited to trains. You get two shows for the price of admission - one being a simulated train ride that truly fooled my son into thinking we left the building! A+++
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LINCOLN TRAIN MUSEUM ...was part of a package tour deal i paid for....good thing...if the price was anything over a few dollars I would have been upset. If you like model trains then come here. If you like a movie from 1970 (not exaggerating, it really is) then come here. If you have can go as part of a plan like I had, I would go. Otherwise....its a total waste of money. I hate saying this....I feel bad they are just trying to make a living...but it is boring.
Just a collection of toy trains and paraphernalia, much of it not train related, nor related to civil war history. Corny production of some information regarding Lincolns death and viewing by train. Not worth what they charge you though. Saving grace is the multiple kids train tables to occupy the littles.
I loved the Lincoln Train Museum!! It was a highlight of our trip and I would go back a thousand times. Fantastic place. Loved the train ride. Very wonderful. <3 I would give it more stars if I could.
The train ride was the worst thing ever weve had the best of days and we had the worst days what do we can train museum was the worst of all save your money and do not go on to the train ride
I loved the Lincoln train museum!! It was one of the best parts of my Gettysburg trip and I highly recommend it. I hope I can visit this amazing place again soon! Keep up the great work!
You will learn a lot about Lincoln here and ride a train simulation of his burial journey. Its very interesting with plenty to learn. They also have a good size gift shop.
The Lincoln Train Museum was an amazing experience! Our visit there has become one of the fondest memories my friends and I share. Thanks for the fantastic time!
A Private User
What a total waste of money! For children, this would be great. As an adult, I wasted $14.50 of hard earned money
A really neat place. Train ride was awesome my 9 and 6 year old sons loved it! Well definitely be back next year
Still is one of my favorite places in Gettysburg. I highly recommend this place for children and adults alike.
an amazing and unique little museum! i loved it! i would highly recommend visiting it if you have the chance!
Nice if you like trains and are interested in Abe Lincoln history
Save your money unless youre a train fanatic. Not worth it
Had fun watching the toy trains with my children.
Lots of great stories ans memorabilia
Lots of interesting items to look at
This place is awesome!
Nice train exhibit.
2nd time visiting!