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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This place is floor to ceiling chock full of interesting original artifacts, many of which are for sale. These include presidential artifacts, civil war guns, and an extensuve collection of nazi paraphernalia. The owner is friendly and very knowledgeable. Please leave a donation as it is a great collection of things. Would visit again in a heartbeat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

I lived in Gettysburg for about a year and never knew about this hidden gem. He has one of the most amazing collection of history I've ever seen. Go in and look around and remember it's personally owned so donations there are welcomed to help keep the museum going.

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Fraser
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Going thru the Gettysburg Muesum of History feels like going back thru time!! There is so much to see, to read and to experience as you go thru that it's definitely worth the trip - at least once!! It not only gives you detailed points about the Battle of Gettysburg, but it also takes you thru an overview of the... More

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Bucyrus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Really is a neat place. I love civil war history but this place is the one place in Gettysburg that has something a little different. WW2, JFK, Nazis,and even Elvis.

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Rangeley, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This is probably one of the better attractions in the Gettysburg area. I commend the owner for putting something like this together for tourists & anyone who wants to learn about Gettysburg history. This is a very educating & entertaining spot. The owner personally took time out to speak with us & share some of his experiences. Truly enjoyed the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

This museum was right downtown and free admission. The museum is full of fabulous exhibits from the civil war through the world wars, even added presidential artifacts. We saw unique artifacts up close and there were many items available for purchase; very reasonable merchandise by the way. We don't know how much artifacts were, but worth asking if you collect.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I stopped in as we vacationed in Gettysburg and were blown away with the history this place held! So good in fact, we went back and got the rest of the family to show them as well! What a find!!! A definite must see stop on your tour of Gettysburg!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited the Gettysburg Museum of History in 2011. It is still a must see in Gettysburg. Owner Erik Dorr is friendly and willing to share stories about his finds and his TV appearances. The museum not only has items from the Civil War, but from WW II and an extensive JFK collection. Not only does he have exhibits, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You could speed hours in this place! So much interesting artifacts absolutely loved all the jfk stuff!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

On our last day of our visit to Gettysburg, we stopped in to the Gettysburg Museum of History. It turned out to be one of the best attractions in Gettysburg! Besides a comprehensive collection of Civil War artifacts, they also have an excellent exhibit of Presidential artifacts including an extensive collection on JFK. If you like museums, you will love... More

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