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Historic Gettysburg Train Station

The official visitor information center for the Destination Gettysburg.

The head house was built in 1859 and served as the western terminus of the Gettysburg Railroad line to Hanover, Pennsylvania.

President Lincoln arrived here by train on November 18, 1863, invited by David Wills to deliver "a few appropriate remarks" at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery.  The station also served as a field hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg, transporting 15,000 wounded soldiers after the battle.

"The station became the symbol of hope, their gateway to escape the horror of Gettysburg and the promise of life restoring care." Gerry Bennett, "The Gettysburg Railroad Station" (1999)The Historic Gettysburg Railroad Station is free and open to the public with special exhibits through the year.Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This facility is handicapped accessible.

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Address: 35 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Phone: 717-334-6274
Phone (Alt): 800-337-5015
Fax: 717-334-1166
Email: info@destinationgettysburg.com
Website: http://www.destinationgettysburg.com
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