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“A Gettysburg MUST see!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Gettysburg Museum of History
219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-2035
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Ranked #4 of 62 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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!
Orlando, Florida
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“A Gettysburg MUST see!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We stumbled upon this FREE museum exploring downtown Gettysburg and "Wow!" what a find! I would compare this museum to the American History Museum in DC without exaggeration. Though the building is on the small side, the thousands of artifacts and memorabilia are organized for easy viewing room to room. Some of the artifacts include civil war pieces, a vast variety of presidential memorabilia and signatures, WWII pieces, Elvis pieces, etc. Because this is a private museum, some of the pieces are for sale. Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable.

Visited June 2013
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“Free tour(but buy a T-shirt to help support it)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Nice museum. Not just the Civil War. Has rooms from JFK, Elvis, WW2. Claim to fame is it was featured on American Pickers. Will be starting a web site soon.

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“Even if you are not a History buff....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

By far this Museum is incredible for the summary of the Civil War. They explain the "before the battle" and "during the battle" so well that I can honestly say its one of the best ones in the U.S. for that time period.

Definitely do the audio tour. Driving the battlefield without the audio is just a waste of time!

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“Suprises around every corner.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Because the museum is not located in a large expansive building, and it's free, you might assume it's not worth visiting. You'd be wrong! I enjoyed visiting here as much as any in Gettysburg. The exhibits are so varied - Civil War, WWI, WWII, Kennedy Assassination and popular celebrity memorabilia. Any museum that houses Hitler's hairbrush, Ava Braun's nighty and Lincoln's wallet is worth a stop.

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“Really worth seeing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We really enjoyed the movie that gave the reasons and the many facts surrounding the Battle of Gettysburg. We also saw the cyclorama which is a 360 degree painting of the battle. Well worth the price of admission.

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