Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station, Gettysburg

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The Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station, also known as the "Gettysburg Train Station," "Lincoln Train Station" or "Western Maryland Railroad Station," is a historic train station with depot, platform, museum and offices on Carlisle Street in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Operable from 1858 to 1942, it contributes to the Gettysburg Battlefield Historic District and is most notable as President Abraham Lincoln's point of arrival on November 18, 1863 and departure, following delivery of the Gettysburg Address). The station served as both a hospital during the battle and hub for outgoing wounded soldiers and incoming resources and supplies following the end of the war. On 2015, following several years of delays, the station, which was originally owned by the Borough of Gettysburg but was bought by the Gettysburg Foundation, the non-profit partner to the National Park Service, was placed the purview of the National Park Service. Plan to see Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station and other attractions that appeal to you using our Gettysburg road trip tool.
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  • Limited visit due to pandemic. But can you just imagine Lincoln arriving!? Worth a drive-by at very least. Well-maintained.  more »
  • Train station is very well refurbished and has interesting history. Even a portion of the old original track.  more »
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  • This place was absolutely amazing! It's a small, free museum that is an absolute Must see for train nerds and enthusiasts! Me and the lady at the station talked for more than an hour about trains, history, and more. It was some of the most fun I've had in Gettysburg.
  • Great little museum with some very interesting history! One of the historians - Brad - gave us a private tour of downtown Gettysburg that was very informative and entertaining. All the staff were warm and friendly, happy to help in any way possible. Thanks for helping make our visit so enjoyable!

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