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Gettysburg Museum of History

219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-2035
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Ranked #3 of 36 Attractions in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
Owner description: The Museum that was featured on History's "American Picker's" The Gettysburg Museum Of History has over 4,000 artifacts on display. The Museum is FREE... more » Owner description: The Museum that was featured on History's "American Picker's" The Gettysburg Museum Of History has over 4,000 artifacts on display. The Museum is FREE TO THE PUBLIC! The Museum covers all areas of American History. Military and Political History are the focus with some pop culture covered. Some highlights include: A lock of George and Martha Washington's hair, Abraham Lincoln's wallet and opera glasses,John Wilkes Booth's splint relic, the largest collection of Gettysburg battlefield relics on display in Gettysburg, an autograph or manuscript from each president, Harry Truman's hat, Dwight D. Eisenhower's golf clubs, JFK's rocking chair, suit, and bloodstained limousine upholstery from the assassination, the flag that flew during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Shell casing from Ruby's gun that Killed Oswald, Hitler's silver that was captured by U.S. forces at his home. The Fredrick G. Pfeffer collection of relics from Pickett's Charge. The Robert L. White collection of JFK, The Captain Good collection (wounded in action at Gettysburg) includes the items he used during the battle and the bullet that wounded him! Uniforms,flags, accoutrements, weapons, documents, photos, much much more!The Gettysburg Museum Of History also buys artifacts as well as sells them. Please stop by and see the most amazing collection in Gettysburg at no charge! « less
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Bradenton, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Can't believe this museum didn't have a cover charge. Could have stayed there all day. The only problem that I could see is that they need more room and spread out the displays. Curator was very knowledgeable about Gettysburg and history. Definitely will stop again on my next trip to Gettysburg.

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Otego, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Well if you haven't stopped at The Gettysburg Museum of History at 219 Baltimore St., Gettysburg you have missed a very important experience. To find 19th century collections of Civil War artifacts as they were displayed of the period is rare plus a sundry of super related items is almost unbelievable. This display is in it's own way is comparable... More

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Endicott, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This little museum has an amazing variety of items. The curator must be quite a collector. There is a large Civil war collection, but that's just the beginning. It covers a wide range of U.S. History from the Washington's to JFK. I didn't take the time to look, but the museum has autographs from every single U.S. President.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We were super excited to go to this museum as we knew some of the curator of this museum. It has everything. Cannon balls, bullets, wood with bullets in it, Lincolns death mask, lots of things pertaining to Lincolns history, and JFK, and many things from other wars besides the Civil War. . You could spend hours there and we... More

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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was a very interesting museum which houses many artifacts from various wars in our history. Not just the Civil War but WW1,WW2,Korean War,Viet Nam War, etc.. My wife and I were fascinated at all of the information and souvenirs that were gathered together for an interesting experience of knowledge about these times. We will definitely visit here again in... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

More of a shop with some good explanations of items. It was OK but not as great as I had hoped. Don't give up something else to go there but it you have extra time, stop in.

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Ponce Inlet
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Museum recommended to us by another. WOW! So much to see on more than just the Civil War. Great collections from Civil War ad well as WW1, WW2, JFK, etc. Erik so personable and knowledgeable. You can see his passion come thru in conversation. Great souvenirs as well. Do not miss this museum.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

How can you beat a free museum stuffed to the gills with treasures from WWII, the Civil War, Nazi Germany, the Kennedy Years and on from there. It carries on with donations and purchases from the store. You will be amazed at the things you will see.

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Cocoa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband and i live in florida and every year we go to gettysburg and always go to the museum to talk to Erik and see if he has new stuff to see and we always see things we havent seen before... there is alot of things to see there and the owner is very nice and ver knowledgable about... More

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Sugar Grove, IL
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Excellent little museum that is free to enter. The collections are amazing! Mostly Civil War items but so much more. If you watch "Pawn Stars" you'll recognize the owner as a frequent guest of the show. Be sure to stop in, it's worth the trip.

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