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Boonsborough Museum of History

Address: Boonsboro, MD
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Boonsboro
Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Open May through September or by appointment, this museum of history contains Civil War relics...
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Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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English first
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144 reviews 144 reviews
37 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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