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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Old Baldy: Horse Hero Head

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Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum

Address:
8110 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA
Directions:
Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum. Northeast edge of the city. On the west side of US-13/Frankford Ave. just south of the stone Holmesburg Church and just north of Welsh Rd.
Hours:
Tu 11-4 or by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
215-613-0350
Admission:
Donations welcome.
RA Rates:
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Old Baldy.

Old Baldy: Horse Hero Head

The head of a tough-as-nails Civil War horse, exhumed from the grave, still on display.

Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Horse Head Returns To Hero’s Welcome
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...
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Old Baldy In Limbo, Governor To Blame
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...

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Battle for Old Baldy's 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


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