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Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station™

Site

Gettysburg Lincoln Train Station and railroad crossing sign

Invited to say “a few appropriate remarks” at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, President Abraham Lincoln arrived at the Gettysburg station the evening before delivering the Gettysburg Address.

Restored to its stately appearance in 2006, the Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station™ offers a self-guided tour featuring exhibits and artifacts relating to Lincoln and the railroad’s role in the history of Gettysburg.


Significance

Why visit the Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station™?

In 1863, enthusiastic crowds gathered outside the depot in hopes of catching a glimpse of the president as he arrived in Gettysburg. Now you can step onto the platform and into history as yet another distinguished guest to this historic station. 

  • Historic site: Stand in the footsteps of Lincoln. President Lincoln arrived in Gettysburg at this station on the evening of Nov. 18, 1863. 
  • Admire the architecture: With its distinctive cupola, arched windows and ornamental cornice, the historic depot, on the National Register of Historic Places, is a classic example of the Italianate style popular in the United States in the 1850s.
  • Role of the railroad: Hear the story of the station following the battle, as it became a gateway for transporting thousands of wounded and dead soldiers, medical staff, supplies and relatives searching for their family members.
  • Free admission: Make a quick, convenient and memorable stop. The Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad StationTM is free to visit. 
 


Story

A presidential passenger.

A stately station.

Railway to recovery.

At A Glance

Allow 30 minutes
Free admission
Wheelchair accessible
35 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 (MAP)
Metered street parking and a self-parking garage located on Racehorse Alley (MAP)

Hours:

November February:
Closed for the season

March, April, September, October:
Fridays – Sundays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

May through Labor Day:
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

November 18:
6 - 8 p.m.

Historic Sites

Eisenhower National Historic Site

Step into the weekend retreat and retirement home of President Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower. With its original furnishings and décor, the home offers an intimate perspective of home life for the Eisenhowers in the 1950s.

 

A tour of the property includes the charming home, putting green, bountiful garden, entertainment patio, cattle barns and a skeet and trap shoot.

Rupp House History Center

The 1863 home of the John Rupp family, the Rupp House History Center tells the story of civilian life during and after the Battle of Gettysburg.

 

Not just another museum, the free-to-visit Rupp House encourages families to explore, touch and learn through interactive displays and exhibits.

Gettysburg Soldiers' National Cemetery

Walk the hallowed grounds and take a moment to reflect on those who have given–and are willing to give–“the last full measure of devotion.”


President Lincoln delivered his immortal Gettysburg Address in dedicating the cemetery as the final resting place for more than 3,500 Union soldiers.

George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital

Walk the grounds, hear the stories and feel the emotions of life–and death–at this historic farm suddenly transformed into a field hospital.

Meet living historians as they provide insight and authentic accounts of experiences on the farm during the battle. No additional charge for admission with purchase of a Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience ticket. 

David Wills House

The home where President Lincoln stayed prior to delivering his Gettysburg Address, the David Wills House features a seven-gallery interactive museum relating the story of Wills, Lincoln’s visit and the Gettysburg Address.

Plan Your Visit to Gettysburg.

Whether you are visiting for the first time, or you return year-after-year, we can help you plan your visit.