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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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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Museum that was featured on History's "American Picker's"...

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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While visiting Gettysburg, this is definitely the one museum you need to visit. An unbelievable collection. And not just on the Civil War. Expect to easily spend a couple of hours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Gettysburg, this is definitely the one museum you need to visit. An unbelievable collection. And not just on the Civil War. Expect to easily spend a couple of hours there.

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is museum is well worth seeing. We spent several hours at the museum / cemetery and could have spent much more time looking through the exhibits.

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Cazenovia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything we heard or read about this museum is true ! It is for sure the largest collection of Gettysburg relics. Also features relics of Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy and others. This private collection continues to grow. We got there with about one hour until closing time which turned out not to be enough time to see everything in... More 

Thank Meredith L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place. Being a lover of history, it was full of artifacts some pretty current. Free museum was totally shocked on the amount of historical pieces were in a small shop.

Thank Gioia724
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great quick stop. Awesome Civil war relics. We bought several. Also enjoyed some Kennedy, Elvis, and WWII items.

Thank Mary H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This museum has a large selection of military items as well as President Kennedy items. It is very small, but they do seem to pack a lot of items in a small space. There were a few items from Elvis Presley but the main draw here is military items.

Thank chercharles
Telford, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I make it a point to visit Erik's museum every time I take a trip out to Gettysburg. The museum has over 4,000 items displayed, most of which are one-of-a-kind that you cannot see anywhere else. The museum is 100% free unless you would like to purchase some of the items in their front shop or leave a donation to... More 

Thank MattShupinski
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I'm not a history buff but Erik made this visit fascinating. He has an amazing assortment of rare items and knows all the details about them. Definitely worth stopping in to say hi and take a look around....really great collection!

Thank Melissa M
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is a free collection of artifacts in downtown Gettysburg, and the owner has done an impressive job of bringing them under one roof. However, if one has limited time in Gettysburg, there are better places to visit if one is looking for an educational experience. Entering the establishment, it's obvious a lot of hard work has gone into collecting... More 

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New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

They have artifacts from World Wars I and II, many involving Adolph Hitler as well as others. There are Civil War artifacts, as well as artifacts from from Abe Lincoln. Some of the artifacts are for sale, including Confederate Government money. A big bonus is that there is no admission charge. See my photos below.

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