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Gettysburg Museum of History

219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-2035
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Ranked #3 of 34 attractions in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This a place our family always stops at when we visit Gettysburg. You can usually find coupons for here.We always learn or notice something new from our last visit.

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gmoh, General Manager at Gettysburg Museum of History, responded to this review

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Clinton, New Jersey
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is a house that meanders through lots of "stuff" and is just literally crammed into display cases in a haphazard way. It is dusty, crowded and mostly disorganized. There are items from many parts of history other than the civil war such as Elvis and Kennedy. Some of the items are so bizarre (like underwear from Elvis) that I... More

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gmoh, Manager at Gettysburg Museum of History, responded to this review

Yes! A "Hodgepodge" of awesomeness! Some people (about 700 or so) love our fantastic historic artifacts from all eras of American history. This person apparently does not. We are very sorry we wasted your time by opening our home and world class collection to you and charged you nothing to come in to see it. I guess we should have... More

Agoura Hills, California, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We went to the museum because we has seen it on American Pickers and Pawn Stars and expected a Civil War museum. There were also Kennedy, Evil Knievel, and many other exhibits. The staff were very friendly and we spent almost half an hour talking with them. The gift shop also has many authentic, reasonably priced relics. A must-see!!!!

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gmoh, Manager at Gettysburg Museum of History, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in and your kind review. Please come back again soon. We are constantly updating and adding to our exhibits. You will always see something new and amazing at The Gettysburg Museum of History. More

Riverside, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I first learned about the museum while watching the show, "American Pickers" and made my first visit there a couple years ago. Now, a trip to Gettysburg isn't complete without visiting this wonderful museum. The collection is like nothing else I have ever seen! It starts with Civil War items but also includes a diverse collection from other historical time... More

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gmoh, Owner at Gettysburg Museum of History, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was very nice seeing you again. We worked hard and long on our new exhibit and we are so glad you truly appreciated it. It is visitors like you that keep us doing what we do. We will always have something new so please come back soon. More

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

When you come to Gettysburg you think "civil war" artifacts. This museum is hodgepodge of everything. The street where its located and very historic. There are numerous markers of trees that stood when Lincoln came to make his address. If your looking for a musket ball for your collection then it may be worth it. In my opinion there are... More

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gmoh, General Manager at Gettysburg Museum of History, responded to this review

We are sorry your expectations were limited to "Civil War". Interestingly The Gettysburg Museum Of History actually has more Civil War relics and artifacts on display here than anywhere else in Gettysburg. We also represent other eras of American history. Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg address here shaping a "New birth of freedom" for all Americans. Almost every president has... More

Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We visited this place while vacationing in Gettysburg. This is an eclectic collection of historical and pop culture collectibles. Also, admission is FREE! If you are looking for something to do off the beaten path, be sure to include this in your plans. It is in the heart of the city and there is plenty of street parking.

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gmoh, General Manager at Gettysburg Museum of History, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you liked the museum. Please come back soon. We are always adding new exhibits. More

Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Went into this museum on a whim. So very glad I did. This small but impressive museum has artifacts that will truly amaze you. Not only has Civil War items, but ones from many other wars as well as personal artifacts from world leaders. Will visit again when returning to Gettysburg. Museum operates on donations.

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gmoh, General Manager at Gettysburg Museum of History, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Please come back soon. We are always updating our exhibits and you will always see something different every time you visit. More

Sanford, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

We were so impressed with our stop here. I could not believe all of the fascinating artifacts and history that we discovered here. Even our 13 year old son was captivated by all of the displays. It was so much more than civil war history, it was military and political history from the civil war on up through today. There... More

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Thank you for your review. Please stop by again soon. More

White Marsh, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We visited the Gettysburg Museum of History for the first time this week, and we will visit again. We have come to Gettysburg many times over the years but have never visited this museum, because we did not know about it. We saw the museum on the television show "American Pickers" and decided to try and visit on our next... More

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gmoh, Owner at Gettysburg Museum of History, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your review. We are glad you found us and you liked what you saw. Please come back soon we are constantly changing our exhibits and adding new artifacts. More

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Wide variety of historical artifacts. Free admission. Many relics are for sale. Friendly staff. Not all items related to Civil War or Battle of Gettysburg.

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gmoh, Manager at Gettysburg Museum of History, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our museum. Please come back again soon. We are constantly adding new artifacts and changing our exhibits. You will always see something new and exciting at The Gettysburg Museum of History. We have some great new artifacts we are putting out this year. More

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