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.
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  • The Gettysburg Railroad station was structurally beautiful, took us right back in time. It was an awesome feeling being in a train station where Lincoln had once been, being in a station which played ...  more »
  • This is where Lincoln disembarked with he came for Gettysburg address. A great piece of history that needs to be remembered.  more »
  • To walk where President Abraham Lincoln once walked is such an amazing experience. The history of the train station is amazing. The woman that gave shared the history was so informative.  more »
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  • This is a very small-scale attraction. The park service staff member was very helpful and friendly. It is free. If you are a true railroad or Lincoln buff, this is for you.
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Though Gettysburg offers plenty of lodging options to suit every visitor's budget, remember that you must reserve your room at least a few months ahead of time if you plan to attend the popular battle reenactments. Many inns in the heart of town offer both a sense of history and many modern amenities, including exercise facilities and both indoor and outdoor pools. You can also choose to stay at a comfortable hotel just northwest of the area's historical battlefield complex, located only minutes from downtown.
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