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Description: Open May through September or by appointment, this museum of history...
Open May through September or by appointment, this museum of history contains Civil War relics, arrowheads, weapons, china, porcelain and pressed glass exhibits.
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Unbelievable collection of Civil War items.

We had a private tour of Doug Bast's museum. It's probably the best collection anywhere. Doug was so knowledgeable about all the things he collected over decades. My husband is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Livingston, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a private tour of Doug Bast's museum. It's probably the best collection anywhere. Doug was so knowledgeable about all the things he collected over decades. My husband is very interested in the Civil War and was amazed at the collection. Doug is a gem and true historian of Boonsboro. It's a must see.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A large Civil War collection resides in his small, but packed museum. Many treasures are located here. Staff is very knowledgeable and its definitely worth a visit if in town to check out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were in Boonsboro and had read a review on it and wanted to see for our self. Doug Bast was very interesting and his collection is amazing. His rooms are filled with so many things. The Civil war collection is just Wow! He rooms are very interesting. He has some may collections. If you get a chance to go... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Boonesbord Museum is the finest of it's type anywhere and I've sought out places like this in 47 states. On my recent visit, owner Doug Bast was incredably informative and welcoming. His collection is worthy of the Smithsonian. Boonesboro is a beautiful town and this private museum is the gem of the town and region.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My girlfriend & I had a marvelous 1 1/2-hour tour of Doug Bast's lifetime personal collections which included weapons of all sorts, carved Civil War bullets (who knew they carved bullets?), prison weapons, early surgical tools, canes, religious items, canons, country store, various glass and pottery collections, a piece of the White House, and the list goes on and on.... More 

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Boonsboro, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

It's an incredible collection of unusual & interesting artifacts. The items focus on local history from early settlement to present day.

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Our innkeeper arrange for us to visit the museum on a Monday afternoon. The museum is privately owned by Doug Bast and normally open on Sunday afternoons or by private arrangement. Mr. Bast (pronounced bost as in Boston) will spend hours with you explaining his collections.

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Boonsboro, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Doug Bast has done an amazing job of collecting & displaying artifacts of all types. Most of the items are from the Civil War era while others are local.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Great little museum, Mr. Bast, the owner is really nice and knowledgeable. The collection is crazy cool, who woulda thunk there were Egyptian antiquties and a piece of the White House in Boonsboro!

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