Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Old Baldy, Horse Hero Head
Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library
- 4278 Griscom St., Philadelphia, PA
- In the northeast Frankfort part of the city, in the Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library. I-95 exit 25. Drive west on Allegheny Ave. for about a mile, then turn right onto Frankford Ave. Drive north for a little over 1.5 miles. When the elevated rail lines come over the street, turn left at the second stoplight onto Church St. Drive one block and turn left onto Griscom St. The Museum will be at the end of the block, on the right, in the tall brick house.
- Tu 12-4 pm, 1st Sun of month 12-5 pm. (Call to verify)
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
The head of a tough-as-nails Civil War horse, exhumed from the grave, still on display. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Old Baldy, Hero Horse: Old Baldy, hero horse of the Union Army, survived bullets in the belly and shrapnel in the nose on the battlefields of the Civil War. [10/02/2010] Complete Story...
Old Baldy, Hero Horse Head: The Civil War horse head's move to a relocated museum has been halted by a funding cut from PA's governor. [04/20/2009] Complete Story...
Visitor Tips and News About Old Baldy, Horse Hero Head
Two Philadelphia attractions are going head to head over the ownership of "Old Baldy," the horse of Civil War Union general George Meade. The Museum of the Grand Army of the Republic argues it lent the famous horse's head to the Civil War Library during a period of financial hardship in the 1970s.... [03/10/2003] Complete News Story