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“A great historical find” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Columns Museum

The Columns Museum
608 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337
570-296-8126
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Ranked #6 of 14 things to do in Milford
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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“A great historical find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

$5 and you see a piece of history- the flag that was placed under Lincoln's head after he was shot! Wow. That's a great item and a cheap price. They have 3 rooms downstairs with artifacts and about 4 upstairs. It takes about an hour, but it's a great place to check out.

Visited August 2012
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Doylestown, PA
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“The Flag Alone is Worth The Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The town historical society has gathered a nice little collection of artifacts here. Not extensive, but interesting on a small scale. The only really museum quality items are those related to Lincoln's death in the Ford Theater. Seeing his blood on the flag they wrapped around his head to stench the bleeding that night is a very powerful experience. I went for the flag and I'm glad I did. The second floor rooms must be reached by a long impressive staircase. The house itself is rather grand, if somewhat dilapidated, and it's nice they chose to save it and make it their museum. Stop in and give them a donation! It's worth it. :)

Visited October 2012
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This museum is full of historical items. Of course the Lincoln Flag is highlighted, but there are a number of other interesting artifacts from the area as well. Worth the visit; you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Visited August 2012
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milford, pa
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“Great museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I have been here a couple of times. The first time on a self guided tour, and it was great. The house is amazing. The second time we had a girl in a historical outfit give us a tour and it was somewhat cloying and annoying, and also political - I do not even think she realized it. However, I have to say it is worth seeing and the "Lincoln flag" is incredibly moving. Worth seeing.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“A must see in Milford!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

The "Lincoln Flag" is awesome...quite chilling to see the actual blood-stained flag that cradled Lincoln after he was shot! There is a lot of history in this lovely museum. Really enjoyed the camp room on the 2nd floor: letters from boys were a riot! The whole museum is very nicely arranged. Knowledgeable, pleasant guides are available to answer all your questions. Stop by!

Visited August 2012
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