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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gettysburg Museum of History

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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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Great place. I wish I could have bought more. Very friendly staff. The Elvis stuff is amazing. There is a lot of great items to buy and just look at.

Visited November 2013
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gmoh, Owner at Gettysburg Museum of History, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Thanks for the review. You can always buy items you missed purchasing as you stated on our web site.
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New Baltimore, Michigan
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A Gettysburg must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Museum is amazing! Lots of rare unique relics. Its the best place to purchase relics in gettysburg.Its by far my favorite museum any where.

Visited November 2013
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gmoh, Owner at Gettysburg Museum of History, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
We are glad you feel this is the best museum! We agree! We also agree that it is the best place to buy authentic relics! Thanks for your kind review.
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Parsippany
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A must see if your in Gettysburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

A great place to learn not only about the battle of Gettysburg but other areas of history since then. Different rooms dedicated to different parts of history. Awesome displays and the owner is very knowledgeable and friendly.

Visited April 2013
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Culpeper, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Remarkable!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

My husband ( who LOVES history and has an extensive knowledge base on the subject) recently visited this museum and were blown away by the collection Mr. Dorr has on display. Thousands of items, some of which you would expect to see in the Smithsonion, are on display. It was a fascinating visit and well worth your time!

Visited November 2013
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Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania
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“very interesting stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Do not miss this place. Museum is free and not just about the Battle of Gettysburg. You will find items from George Washington, John Wayne, JFK, Gen. Grant, Elvis, and so much more. A great stop, must see.

Visited November 2013
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