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Gettysburg Museum of History

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Address: 219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: (717) 337-2035
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Description: The Museum that was featured on History's "American Picker's" The...
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!
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Amazing Primary Artifacts = Must Visit!!!

This was one of the best museums I have ever been to, and admission is free! If you have an interest in primary artifacts, this museum is absolutely wonderful! The exhibits on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Owings Mills, Maryland
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Owings Mills, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best museums I have ever been to, and admission is free! If you have an interest in primary artifacts, this museum is absolutely wonderful! The exhibits on WWI & WWII, presidents (especially Kennedy), Elvis, and the Civil War impressed me. Seeing actual artifacts and not simply photographs of the items was amazing. I was most... More 

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Annville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The little museum was air conditioned, which felt great as I had worn pants in the humid weather... So many artifacts on display! I was quite impressed with the WWII section, expecting the emphasis to be on the Civil War, which is all fine and dandy, but it was refreshing to see many exhibits.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Good exhibits. Varied exhibits. Think it's just been updated. They have done a good job. Well stocked shop. Would be nice to have a coffee shop on site.

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Solon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The museum was small, but contained a ton of artifacts. For those looking to purchase a bit of history, this would be the place for Civil War History.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Overwhelming. Need t0 allow half a day or more to see everything in the museum. History of the was is explained very well.

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This museum is a great find in Gettysburg. There is no fee to get in, but donations help to keep it this way. Eric was great with our son who is very interested in WWII history. He took the time to talk with him and it made our visit so awesome. Our son even purchased a WWII relic that Eric... More 

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Leonardtown, Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a must stop when in Gettysburg. Lots to see! Stop in and say hi and look at the big collection Eric has. Everything from World Wars to Hitler and stuff from JFK. Dont miss this one!

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Falling Waters, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

For those of us old enough to remember, Eric's displays are reminiscent of the old Visitors Center (which I miss very much) and best of all...its free.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A great history lesson. Had a history teacher as our guide , who brought it to life. This place is very well done and I wish I had seen it years ago. As a Canadian it gave me a great picture of this important part of our neighbour's history ! Very well done

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is one of the best attractions in Gettysburg, hands down. super friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable staff! They answered every question I had with accuracy and friendliness! Theres so many artifacts you dont even know where to begin! There is something here for everyone and of varied interests!

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