Invited to say “a few appropriate remarks” at the dedication of the Gettysburg Soldiers’ National Cemetery, President Abraham Lincoln arrived at the Gettysburg station the evening before delivering the Gettysburg Address.
Following the Battle of Gettysburg, the station served as a field hospital and a departure point for thousands of soldiers.
In Nov. 1863, enthusiastic crowds gathered outside the depot hoping to catch 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.
Today, 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.