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Gettysburg Museum of History

219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-2035
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Ranked #3 of 34 attractions in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Went into this museum on a whim. So very glad I did. This small but impressive museum has artifacts that will truly amaze you. Not only has Civil War items, but ones from many other wars as well as personal artifacts from world leaders. Will visit again when returning to Gettysburg. Museum operates on donations.

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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were so impressed with our stop here. I could not believe all of the fascinating artifacts and history that we discovered here. Even our 13 year old son was captivated by all of the displays. It was so much more than civil war history, it was military and political history from the civil war on up through today. There... More

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White Marsh, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We visited the Gettysburg Museum of History for the first time this week, and we will visit again. We have come to Gettysburg many times over the years but have never visited this museum, because we did not know about it. We saw the museum on the television show "American Pickers" and decided to try and visit on our next... More

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Wide variety of historical artifacts. Free admission. Many relics are for sale. Friendly staff. Not all items related to Civil War or Battle of Gettysburg.

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East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I sought out this museum having seen Eric on tv. It was great blend of civil war memorabilia with JFK, Marilyn Monroe, WWII, and Elvis. I purchased a few things to bring home from his souveniers for my grandson. Being able to walk, for free, through that collection enhanced the two day tour of the battleground of Gettysburg. I will... More

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Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This museum is not what I was expecting. I thought it was going to have only relics from the Civil War. This place is filled from floor to ceiling with amazing items from history. There are things from US Presidents from George Washington on up. Very interesting items from JFK and Elvis. This museum is a must see!! There is... More

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Berwick, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We stumbled upon this museum and were pleasantly surprised by all the items on display. I would definitely recommend checking out this little place.

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Guilford, Maine
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We went in because of the American Picker show. First we were shocked to find there was no fee.Where do you go anymore without a fee of some sort? My expectation still wasn't high as it looks small on the outside and thought it would be more Civil War artifacts. That was a mistake, it is a wonderful array and... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The cyclorama is cool, I almost think it is better to see after you drive the actual battlefield, then drive the battlefield again. You can eat lunch there as well. Took us about 3-4 hrs to do all of Gettysburg with kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Very cool museum lots of historical pieces from the U.S. & other countries. Been here quite a few times and there's always something new and interesting. This is definitely a must see for any history buff!

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