by Amy Travels
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
October 29, 2001
The tour lasted about ½ hour. I did not find the LeMoyne house tour to be as informative as the Bradford House tour. The tour guide told us mainly about the LeMoyne family and not that much about the house’s use in the Underground Railroad or the Underground Railroad itself, which would have made the tour more interesting for us.
However, the LeMoyne House has impressive collections that are worth the trip alone—Medical/Surgical equipment from 1800s and articles from various wars from the Revolutionary War up to the Persian Gulf War. There is also a separate room for the Civil War collection. This collection is not as impressive as Gettysburg, but rivals collections at Antietam and other civil war sites we have been to. If you can’t go to Gettysburg, this is a good place to start.
There are also beautifully cared for gardens outside. There is a self-guided tour information sheet available for those who are interested.
$4 adult, $3 AAA, $2 Students
Open for tours Tuesday through Friday, February through mid-December from 11-3:30.
Saturday and Sunday from Mid-March to Mid-December from 12-3:30.
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