The Gettysburg Railroad Station, 1859 to 1886:
This model depicts in exact scale (one inch equals one foot) the appearance of the station or "head house" in 1863. The south wall has been left partially open to show how the first floor was divided into two rooms, providing separate waiting areas for women and children, and for men. This was in keeping with the public custom of the times. The floor-to-ceiling cylinder structure at the east end of the room contained a spiral staircase that led to the second floor, and from there to the roof and bell cupola. The second floor was one large room and housed the office of the president of Gettysburg Railroad Company. The double doors on the east side or rear side of the station led to the passenger boarding platform and provided separate access to each of the two waiting rooms.