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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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Experience of a lifetime

We all seen the owner on pawn stars and American pickers. You could tell his passion from watching the shows. He's also had several items from his collection on various shows on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We all seen the owner on pawn stars and American pickers. You could tell his passion from watching the shows. He's also had several items from his collection on various shows on other networks. Coming to Gettysburg for the weekend, I absolutly had to stop by. My wife and I joked around that we hoped to see the owner. We... More 

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Airville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

To those thinking about visiting The Gettysburg Museum of History, you will certainly 'not' be disappointed to view the great variety of historical relics and artifacts on display hands-down! We were amazed to see all that this museum had to offer that ranges from the American Civil War up to today's current events, such as September 11th and hear of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Probably the best collection of memorabilia and historical items we've ever seen in a private collection. Can't wait to go back and spend more time there. It's a fascinating history lesson. Kudos to this guy for pursuing making history come alive.

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Wilmington, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love the Museum. If you want to know what it was like, this is the place that has it all! The Cyclorama is beyond awesome and the shopping in the store is varied to meet all prices and interests.

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I remember as a kid in the 1960s visiting Gettysburg and going into lots of privately owned museums whose owners were capitalizing on the Civil War Centennial. Most featured battlefield relics, weapons, uniforms, etc. None of those museums exist today. The Gettysburg Museum of History is a throw back to those days, except the owner is not capitalizing on tourists... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Cozy and warm. It is like you are in your favorite room, favorite chair, reading your favorite history book. Though the book explodes into details, items, artifacts. Though you are still warm, cozy, and feel like you are welcome. This isn't sterilized or musty, not bright lights and special effects or boring and same old same old. The curator is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A must see. Before my wife and I got there we were not expecting the amount of stuff they had in that small place. A lot of interesting things. Well put together. Definitely will go back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

There are so many amazing artifacts in such a small space. My husband and I kept calling to one another, "oh my, did you see this?!" Absolutely amazing. Very cool place, would definitely visit again and recommend!

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Pleasanton, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Second time in the museum ... the 360 degree panaromic view (painted in the 1800's) lends visual credibility as to what had happened on the battlefield on day 3 of the battle... there are over 20,000 soldiers depicted on the battlefield ... see if you can find Abe Lincoln in one of the depictions (hint: he's wounded and being carried... More 

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Utica, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A very interesting place to visit and there really is so much to learn about. A great compliment to the battlefields.

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