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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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Huntington, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I loved this museum. It has artifacts from civil war, Hitler, Elvis, Kennedy and so many other historical times. The museum was closed on Sunday and Monday and I think it opened at 11:00 am.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

An amazing collection of unique historical pieces. A must see museum while in Gettysburg. I immediately recognized the owner as having been on the TV show Pawn Stars.

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Mount Lookout, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is an incredibly fascinating museum! It's a must see when you are in the area! It is truly an American treasure with artifacts from the founding of this great country up to today. Don't miss out!

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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

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

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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