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Rupp House

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Address: 451 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2623
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+1 717-339-2157
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Evening Courtyard Discussions with Ulysses Grant

These discussions feature living history professional, Kenneth Serfass, as General and President Grant. His depth of knowledge of the life ad times of Ulysses Grant is truely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2016
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

These discussions feature living history professional, Kenneth Serfass, as General and President Grant. His depth of knowledge of the life ad times of Ulysses Grant is truely impressive! He is the "in demand" personification of all things Grant, appearing all around the country. His delivery is engaging, totally natural and very conversational. You really feel like you are involved in... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The Rupp House tour starts with a docent who gives a short history of the family and what happened to civilians in Gettysburg. The docents obviously love kids (I didn't have any with me, but they were understanding and kind to the ones in the group). There are tons of interactive things to do, including interactive display screens asking what... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The guides who work here are fantastic! They were very knowledgeable and patient with our 4 children! I can't say enough good things about this place. I loved it and if you are in Gettysburg, you MUST stop by. It was our first stop in town. They have scavenger hunts for the children and even my child who doesn't like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Great place to learn a bit of Gettysburg history and there's even a scavenger hunt to make it more interesting.

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Derry, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Rupp house emphasizes the civilian side in this 3 day event. The house was owned by a businessman in 1863. It has been excellently set up and preserved. The staff is welcoming and knowledgeable. This is a must see

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Rock Island, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This is a free museum that shows how torn apart the town was. They had games for the kids with fun rewards.

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Philadelphia Suburbs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a beautiful historic property right in town--and it's FREE! The volunteers were SO informative and eager to share everything they know about the battle. Make sure you stop in and try to lift the gear that the soldiers had to carry--it gives you a good perspective on how heavy it all was. Can't imagine having to walk everywhere... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great FREE museum that is a hands on tour. You are able to touch things and are encouraged to do so. Kids even have a scavenger hunt that earns them prizes! For adults, it is interesting to learn about the history of the house during the war. Look for Mr. Rupp hiding in the basement. Kinda creepy...!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is a great place to stop and explore. The hosts are dressed in period costumes and could not be nicer or more knowledgeable,

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Thank Mary Jo K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This was an unexpected gem that we stumbled on while walking through town. People were very nice and patient with the kids. Very knowledgable and eager to share their knowledge of the house and the family. Very interesting touch museum. Kids were allowed to open drawers, touch items, sit on furniture, Etc. Highly recommend for an AC break from the... More 

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