Grand Army of the Republic Museum

58 Andrew Street


The Grand Army of the Republic Museum was erected in 1885 with funds raised by local Civil War veterans for what was the largest G.A.R. post in the country. Its crowning glory is the enormous 56' x 46' main hall on the third floor, which retains the original furnishings and has walls filled with photos of Civil War veterans. 

Six more rooms have memorabilia from the Revolutionary War through the Korean War. The research library has an impressive built-in bookcase, which was designed and built by one of the founding veterans.

The Grand Army of the Republic Hall, also known as the General Frederick W. Lander Post No. 5, Grand Army of the Republic, is an historic building located at 58 Andrew Street in Lynn, Massachusetts, in the United States. 

The hall was built in 1885 by members of the GAR as a memorial to the Union Army veterans of the Civil War. It was one of many such halls built in the country. On May 7, 1979, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The hall is now the Grand Army of the Republic Museum.


Ignatius Mulligan

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018
An underappreciated but intact vestige of American Civil War history curated by passionate and knowledgeable caretakers who regal visitors with tales of one of America's bloodiest conflicts interspersed with local connections and original artifacts held in its collections. The "Grand Hall" within the GAR is one of the great architectural treasures in the region.

Eric Wells

Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
This hall is one of the most amazing hidden gems of American history anywhere! It is an unspoiled time capsule and a must-see for anyone who is interested in American history in general and Civil War history in particular.


Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017
Great place for a quick trip and history lesson on the Civilwar and the Grand Army of the Republic. Staff are nice and proud veterans.

Ismael Santiago

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Revald H

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018