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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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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

After visiting numerous semi-tacky Gettysburg museums & gift shops I didn't have high expectations but this museum is the REAL DEAL! Not only civil war artifacts but "holy smoke" items from JFK & others! Don't pass up the chance to talk to Erik-friendly, knowlegdable, & interesting. Do yourself a favor-don't miss it.

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Windsor, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

On our recent visit to Gettysburg, we were lucky enough to stumble upon absolutely amazing privately owned museum. Admission is FREE! As we started through the museum, I was amazed at the items I was seeing on display. By the end of our tour I was completely amazed at the items I had seen. Some very important pieces of history... More

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Incredible privately owned museum with free admission. Amazing quality and variety of exhibits. Primary emphasis on Civil War artifacts but large displays for JFK, WW1, WW11 (including Band of Brothers) and even Elvis. Owner stayed open late to allow me to see as much as I wanted and was very friendly and informative. Make this your first stop in Gettysburg.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The Gettysburg Cyclorama, at the top of the building, is very neat!It was painted in 1884 by a French Man named Paul Dominique Philippoteaux (January 27, 1846 – 1923), and is larger than 1 football field! Paul, himself, was one of the soldiers of the Battle of Gettysburg. Many other great things about this place!

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Jermyn, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We found this on tripadvisor and we were so glad we went. The artifacts are amazing, and the variety is unbelievable!! Some things can only be called odd or weird but most are fascinating. The owner and his wife were very friendly to everyone and very informative. Absolutely go to see this, it's worth the trip.

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Durand, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

on our trip to Gettysburg we always make sure to stop in at the Gettysburg museum of history to see what new things have been added,or what we might have missed the last trip. This place is full of so many interesting artifacts that date from not only the civil war, world war I and II,but also many items from... More

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Media, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I am a Civil War enthusiast, and even I was very impressed by the collection of artifacts in this museum (although the pieces are not all Civil War related). I found myself shocked that some of these items even existed. This museum is free to visit, and Eric spent some time talking to us about his personal collection. This is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Well, this place was awesome. You walk in and the boss of joint is talking history to a customer but looks at me and says,"hey man, welcome." Super friendly and easy to talk to. The artifacts inside were just freakin outstanding. I mean, civil war, WW2, JFK, Elvis and a mummy? C'mon! My wife and sister in law don't really... More

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

This was my first time visiting the museum and was not sure what to expect! It was awesome. It is now one of my favorite sites in Gettysburg! Would recommend to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

it beat my expectations and I had a great experience there. It's a must see and would like to go again and I had fun there.

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