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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

If you are in Gettysburg, go see this place. You have to see it for yourself. The collection is extensive. It is a small space do to the amount of items within and not a place for children to run about. "History buffs" would definitely enjoy this attraction.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This place is unbelievable. I was blown away by the things that they had. I was expecting mostly Gettysburg Battlefield artifacts, but this place had everything. JFK's suit, Hitler items, Elvis items, Marilyn Monroe's bra, Abe Zapruders camera handle. It was absolutely fascinating. I will be visiting this place again next time I am in Gettysburg and I plan to... More 

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College Station, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The information was extensive but displayed for easy review. I found the stories about the experiences of the people in town to be especially interesting.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Over the past year or so I had the opportunity to visit Gettysburg once again. I keep trying to find some interest and value to the displays at the Gettysburg Museum of History. I find it very difficult to appreciate anything that is supported by statements like " awesome ", " cool ", " blown away ", etc. That seems... More 

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museum1863, Owner at Gettysburg Museum of History, responded to this review

The Gettysburg Museum of History is the number one museum in Gettysburg. Please know this review is just a personal attack on the owner and has nothing to do with the museum, or the quality of our exhibits. This person hides behind a computer and uses this web site as his personal weapon against us. Anyone who reads this can... More 

Hummels Wharf, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have been trying to get into the Gettysburg Museum of History for the past couple of years. But every time we wanted to go it was closed. Last weekend we were in Gettysburg for New Years and my husband and I were walking around town and decided to see if the museum was open and to our delight it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Never had I been here before and now I can't wait to go back! Such an awesome display, there's no way you can see everything in one trip! From Lincolns death mask to Hitlers silver to Charlie Chaplin's pajamas, this place is a must see!!!

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Farmingville, New York
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30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My husband and I went two years ago. We delayed leaving town to make sure that we would be able to stop and see the museum. We were not disappointed. We are huge fans of American Pickers and Pawn Stars and have seen Erik several times on the shows. It's quite a remarkable amount if items he has collected and... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I've been to Gettysburg many times, but somehow never stopped in The Gettysburg Museum of History before. It is in a very unassuming (but lovely) old house in the middle of Baltimore Street, sort of between the town square and the National Cemetery. If the sandwich board announcing the museum is not placed outside the main entrance it is very... More 

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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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