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Gettysburg Museum of History
219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-2035
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Ranked #3 of 34 attractions in Gettysburg
Type: Military Museums
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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!
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“Nice...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The price was great. The museum had a lot of stuff that was the same thing with a different persons view, Glad we went but I don't think I would go again. I don't think many kids would really get it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Unique Exhibits and Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is the most unique museum I have ever seen! There are artifacts from the Gettysburg battlefield and the Civil War plus exhibits on the Lincoln and JFK assassinations. There is also an Elvis Presley exhibit! There are so many different things displayed they cannot be listed. Truly something for everyone. We went twice in two days and saw things the second time that we missed the first time around. This place is a must!

Visited September 2013
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“Very nice selection of items”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Friendly staff. items for sale at good price. located in downtown district. it is a free attraction to go to. parking on street close by

Visited September 2013
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“TERRIFIC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

One of the best museums in Gettysburg and it is free. We thoroughly enjoyed this museum last week and would recommend it to everyone as a must see.

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“More Civil War artifacts then any museum I visited”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Not only more artifacts in any museum I visited every last thing is documented and owner is there so knowledgeable of every item which makes experience that much more Educational and interesting a must visit if you're in Gettysburg

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