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Gettysburg Museum of History

219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-2035
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Ranked #3 of 37 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Can't go to Gettysburg without visiting the Museum, a must see. Take your time, and don't rush through. May have to breakup visit to get the full benefit.

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Clarksboro, New Jersey
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35 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This small museum is a MUST visit for any history buff. The amount of information and artifacts packed into this private collection is absolutely amazing. In addition to Civil War artifacts, there is an impressive collection of JFK and Elvis memorabilia on display in separate rooms as well as WWI & II displays. Be sure to look high and low... More

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PITTSBURGH, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The film prepared for the rest of the tour of the museum. The museum artifacts and photos really gave us a "feel" for the Battle of Gettysburg and some of the personal experiences and sacrifice made by thousands. My daughter put on the hand chains used on slaves and it was a very powerful moment. We will visit again. The... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My family went to Gettysburg for the first time last week...Amazing! The museum, tours...all of it...is a must see! Plan to spend at least a half day to really take it all in. There are a number of tours to choose from but your first stop needs to be watching the short film then seeing the Cyclorama...a huge painting, 377... More

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New York City, New York
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156 reviews 156 reviews
70 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This museum is AWESOME. Every single piece of history they have here is endlessly fascinating. Also the museum is FREE, I can't believe that. I would have certainly paid to see all this amazing stuff. They had 2 full rooms of JFK stuff which I loved. Any JFK fan would be thrilled with the unique selection they have here. GREAT... More

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brussels
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This museum presents a very interesting (hi)story, very well told ! It offers a good understanding of the American Civil War

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Peabody
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

I love the Gettysburg area filled with much to do for the history enthusiast, shopper, lover of good food/drink and good fun. I first came to Gettysburg 3 years ago in October for the Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service in nearby Emiitsburg, Md. and have returned each year since. Honestly, being time constrained this was my first stop to the museum,... More

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Lancaster, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We found this museum while wandering around the town of Gettysburg. I forgot my wallet in the car, but luckily this museum is FREE. They have really neat artifacts from multiple periods of history and from multiple places around the world. We had our 4 year old daughter and 8 year old son with us and even they were entertained... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I thought this was a great place to check out some Civil War memorabilia and it was! I enjoyed looking at the old guns, patches, pictures. It looked like a small place from the outside but it wasn't. There were lots to see. (Only thing is-it smelled kinda funny-I guess with all the old items) Still a great place!

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Ohio City, Ohio
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This attraction is very well done. I would recommend this highly. The artifacts are displayed very nicely.

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