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Gettysburg Museum of History

Address: 219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: (717) 337-2035
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Ranked #2 of 30 Attractions in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Museum that was featured on History's "American Picker's" The Gettysburg Museum Of History has...
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

One of the most amazing collections I've ever seen, outside of the Smithsonian! There's the usual artifacts from the Civil War, but they go far beyond that with so many unexpected pieces from WWI & II, Hitler & Eva Braun, American presidents, Marilyn, Elvis and more. The house is packed full of so many treasures, make sure you have plenty... More 

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Greensburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

If you ever find yourself in Gettysburg, PLEASE, do yourself a favor and stop here! It is by far one of the coolest and most interesting places I've ever been. There is so many artifacts that it's almost overwhelming, but in a good way! I love how there is a whole room dedicated to Kennedy! PLEASE, PLEASE stop here if... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My wife and I visited awile back and Love this place. They have artifacts that touch on the Battle of Gettysburg and so much more. If you ever had a chance to see the old G,burg visitors center with all the dug relics from the battle you will love the Museum, The rooms are filled top to bottom with Relics,Pictures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A. Great slice of History right in the center of town. Nice collection of Civil War artifacts and other interesting points of interest from out country's past.a must stop when visiting Gettysburg.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This museum, which is free, has a little bit of everything from Gettysburg, through JFK. It is very eclectic and you can go through the rooms at your own pace. Very nice.

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Guilford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

it was definitely worth it. I visited with 15 boy scouts and 7 adults. Everyone was very interested. Even Boy Scouts who had just finished a 12 mile hike through the battlefield and were exhausted. It was interesting enough to really keep their attention. in fact most importantly they actually remembered what they had seen afterward.I can't imagine going to... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I had seen curator, Erik Dorr, on American Pickers and Pawn Stars and wanted to visit his museum on my yearly trip to Gettysburg. It was so much more than I expected. Floor to ceiling displays. I spent a lot of time here and feel like I didn't even see half of all the things there are to see. Being... More 

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Schellsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Admission is free. There is a lot to see and read there. It not only includes Civil War period, but other wars and political figures like Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I go to Gettysburg every year or so and I have seen this museum and I always pass it up. Then I read on Trip Advisor how great it was, so this trip I stopped in to see it. It was Great! So much more than Civil War artifacts, in fact, the better stuff is non-Civil War era. So many... More 

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Geneva, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Incredible museum that is packed full of artifacts and history. There is a very large gift shop within the museum that is full of books and gifts. There are guides for the battlefield available as well as for purchase a self guided tour of the battlefield that can be played in your vehicle while you drive the battlefield.

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