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Gettysburg Museum of History

219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-2035
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Ranked #3 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a truly amazing collection of Civil War memorabilia and iconic American treasures! Put this place at the top of your list when touring Gettysburg. My family can't wait to come back.

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Danville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Loved this museum! Better than the Smithsonian! Could have stayed in there for hours and probably wouldn't have seen it all. Has an incredible collection of very interesting items!

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W. PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is very small I was getting a bit edgy being packed in the small rooms BUT they have so much and good things you would never see anywhere. I was impressed with the Washington's hair samples. This is the store that was shown on the tv show Pickers they play the tape in the back. A great place and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

amazing piece of history, Museum really does a great job walking you through the battle over the three day period

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I've visited the m musem 2 times and still haven't seen all it has to offer. Eric's collection not only gives you an excellent overview of Gettysburg artifacts but also other events in American history. Well worth the visit!

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Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My ife and myself visit Gettysburg 12-15 times a year and about a year ago happened to find the most Amazing Museum ever we visit every time we go just to see what has changed and support the Museum. The Museum is on Baltimore Street and if you visit Gettysburg and miss this Museum you are missing one of the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Just amazed at how many artifacts they had. You need a good 2-3 hours to take it all in. My kids (who are 11 and 7) LOVED it and the cyclorama as well!

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Dalton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent collection of artifacts from a variety of time periods. I think the building is small for the size of the collection but it does have a very impressive collection.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Value:free admission! Great historical artifacts and various time periods represented. The stories that can be told by this collection of artifacts made our trip to Gettysburg worth while! Go and support this Museum while appreciating this impressive collection of history.

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Georgetown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The museum gave a very detailed personalized view of the battle. We liked the timelines that were spread throughout as well as the maps to keep perspective of when and where this took place during the Civil War.

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