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Gettysburg Museum of History

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Address: 219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: (717) 337-2035
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Description: The Museum that was featured on History's "American Picker's" The...
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!
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Being on a very tight budget for this trip, we had to pick and choose what we would do. I am glad that we fit in time to visit this museum and would recommend it to others.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Grand Blanc MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Being on a very tight budget for this trip, we had to pick and choose what we would do. I am glad that we fit in time to visit this museum and would recommend it to others.

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Gallipolis, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

A museum that showcases history from Native American to modern times. Fascinating displays featuring the Civil War, World War II, and JFK. Also, a nice variety of collector items that are available to purchase. Erik Dorr, curator of the museum, even took time to have our picture taken with him. It is free and I highly recommend it.

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Long Island,NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I was just blown away by all the artifacts they have there. Not Just Civil War, WW I, II, Vietnam, Korea and other historic items. Just was amazing, a must see-- best of all its free. You might want to give yourself a few hours because you will be caught up with all the stuff. I cant wait to go... More 

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Addison, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

it was an amazing place, so much to see. more there than in a lot of the paid sites and it was free to see. will visit again the next time we visit Gettysburg.

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This great museum features items not just of the Civil War, but of WWII and JFK as well. Among items featured were the usual Gettysburg ones like Civil War bullets, weapons, uniforms, and gear. However, also featured were rare items such as a chair Meade used at Gettysburg, a chair Lincoln used, lockets of hair from Washington, Lincoln, and Elvis,... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My Fiance and I loved this museum! We were expecting it to be filled with just Gettysburg and Civil War artifacts, but were shocked when we saw artifacts and relics from multiple time periods of American history! The JFK room was absolutely amazing and I got chills from viewing all of the actual pieces that he owned, wore or used.... More 

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Randolph, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

great place to visit! so much to look at. great things to purchase. The owner has been on Pawn Stars and American Pickers and he was there when we visited.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This small museum is jammed packed with interesting items. If you are only going to Gettysburg once, I'd say hit the visitor center museum first because that is only Gettysburg items and also has a movie (and several videos through out the museum), that explain what happened. If you done that already though, definitely hit this place for a personalized... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This bemuse offers so many interesting things, not just Gettysburg related. The owner, Erik, is personable and knowledgeable. A definite must stop when in town.

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Parma, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I can't tell you how AWESOME this museum is! Not only is it awesome but it is truly a wonderful feeling to be this close to some artifacts that have seen and been through so much! I absolutely love that the Gettysburg Museum of History has such a wide range of historical value! Definitely planning another trip there asap!

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