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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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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A hidden gem on Baltimore St, in Gettysburg, with a small sign that's easy to miss if passing by in a vehicle. This museum is second only to the many artifacts found at the Visitor Center. Unique artifacts within are connected to Abe's assassination, various Civil War and Gettysburg related items, and JFK's Assassination, among others. Well worth the visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A must stop if you are in Gettysburg. Museum has artifacts from civil war to world war 2, Elvis to JFK, George Washington to napoleon. Spent over an hour inside. I could of spent a week inside of museum. Items picked on TV show American pickers in museum as well. Best of all admission is free.

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Hammonton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Great artifacts and and video clips to go along with the museum! If you like history you'll love it.

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

Thank you for your kind review. Please come back soon. More

Wallkill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful place to visit. Go here and you will learn a lot. Very clean and everyone was so helpful

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We always welcome the BSA. Please come back soon and thank you More

Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This museum has many rarities, but don't expect the staff to want you there. The lady who runs the place didn't even say hello, she just told us to put our stroller away, which we were in the process of doing. I love the gift shop warning signs saying we are being watched and not to shoplift because we will... More

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

A museum with rules does not translate to “not Family Friendly” as you stated. Our museum is in a historic house, the house itself is an artifact. For safety reasons and out of concern for our other visitors we have a sign clearly asking that “strollers not be brought in”. We even have a graphic sign on the door for... More

United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Really great place to visit, besides Gettysburg and Civil war artifacts they had a ton of interesting artifacts, Elvis, Egyptian mummy, crucifix nails, WWI & WWII, Elvis, Kennedy, list could go on there was just so much there. I would really suggest people stop in to see this museum, our hotel recommended it and boy were we glad we stopped... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This completely free museum was by far the best museum in Gettysburg. The artifacts were very interesting. The staff very nice and accommodating. It was very clean and organized. We were blown away!

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

Thank you for visiting our museum! We hope you will come back to see us again soon. We are always adding new and interesting items to the collection. We appreciate your kind review. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

This is the single best museum ever! Memorabilia from Washington, Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Hitler, JFK (the original Zapruder film!!!!!!!), Marylin Monroe, Elvis, and so much more!!!!! Absolutely fantastic!!!!! And it's free!!!!!!!

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

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed our exhibits. We are always looking for new and interesting artifacts for the museum so make sure you come back and see us again! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There are lots of videos and graphics as well as actual artifacts to help you better understand the war. It is in a beautiful building. There is a 20 minute video and then a 360 degree painting depicting the battle.

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Thank you for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed the museum and hope you will come back again soon! More

Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

just returned 8/14 from Gettysburg this is a large collection of artifacts from Battle to other interesting pieces.Each item is labeled well explaining in detail,We spent 1hr looking at the cases filled w/mind blowing artifacts.Saw Bonnie & Clyde bullets,JFK items,Elvis's revolver that he shot at his TV.So much to mention.They have a small gift shop & the prices are good,I... More

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

Thank you for visiting us and for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed and appreciated our artifacts and hope you will return to see us again soon. We are always adding new and interesting items to our collection. More

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