Soldiers National Museum

  • We can tell you plenty about this Battle of Atlanta painting, along with other Civil War facts

The Soldiers National Museum closed its doors after nearly 50 years of continuous operation on November 2nd 2014. An auction was held for its contents at the 1863 Inn of Gettysburg on November 21st and 22nd. Items included Civil War Artifacts, Rare Toy Soldiers, Civil War Dioramas and life sized Civil War Soldier Mannequins. 

Contact PA Onsite Auctions at 717-630-9349 for more information.

Formerly the Soldier’s National Orphanage, the Museum is now home to a number of unique exhibits. This is the natural landing spot for any aficionado looking to glean Civil War facts and browse relics of one our nation’s most defining conflicts.

At the Soldiers National Museum discover such Civil War artifacts as a battered drum that rolled beneath the roar of many battles and a Yankee Rifle that can be “loaded on Sunday and fired all week!” We also feature artifacts and memorabilia from several other major American conflicts.

What was it like to be a Confederate soldier? Walk through a full-scale recreation of one of their campsites and see the men washing their clothes, cooking their dinner, playing cards, or just trying to relax in the face of oncoming battle.

Experience the Civil War in miniature through a beautifully crafted, exquisitely detailed collection of dynamic dioramas that look ready to come to life at any minute.

Follow every battle, from the first shot fired on Fort Sumter to Appomattox and surrender. Your visit will be a thrilling experience and you’ll leave with a greater appreciation and understanding of the Civil War era, as well as insights, facts, impressions and unforgettable memories.

Experience the building’s history through a free exhibit telling about the circa 1863 Orphanage that this historic building once hosted.

Look into the past with an exhibit featuring the authentic wood carvings of Cliff Arquette, better known as Charlie Weaver.

Commercial Space Available in Gettysburg Historic District

Two (2) street front commercial spaces available for lease in former Soldiers National Museum building at 777 Baltimore Street. Newly remodeled spaces are 750 Sq Ft and 1300 Sq Ft with 1 HCap Accessible bathroom, modern HVAC and parking. Ideal for retail or office space. Rent $800 and $1200 per month plus utilities.

For more information please e-mail

Soldiers National Museum
777 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA  17325
(717) 334-4890