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“One of the best places to visit in Gettysburg!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ronn Palm's Museum of Civil War Images

Ronn Palm's Museum of Civil War Images
229 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
724-664-5150
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Ranked #17 of 36 Attractions in Gettysburg
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Merrick, New York
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“One of the best places to visit in Gettysburg!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Ronn Palm's Museum of Civil War Images is a must-see if you're visiting Gettysburg. Ronn has carefully and professionally curated his renowned collection of Civil War photography into a moving display focused on the soldiers who served with several Pennsylvania regiments. Seeing the actual "faces of war" in Ronn's museum stands in moving contrast to the stone sentinels that dot the battlefield itself. It's also a great primer on the arms and equipage of the common fighting man. While you could tour the entire display pretty quickly, I reccomend you take your time and chat with Ronn, who is incredibly knowledgable and friendly. Civil War photography is now prominently featured at places like the Library of Congress and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but the best collection in the country might be right under your nose in Gettysburg! Be sure to check the hours of operation carefully prior to a visit, because availability is limited. Highly reccomended.

Visited October 2013
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful museum! Ron is a great guy and has excellent stories and a wealth of knowledge about the civil war. The museum is his private collection! He has alot of passion and his collection is a great contribution to the Gettysburg experience. Go Bucktails!!

Visited September 2013
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“Amazing collection of civil war photographs!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

What an amazing collection! The owner is a very kind and knowledgable man, and his love of civil war history is contagious. You get a sense of the real human cost of freedom as you see the faces in these photos. Most photos have names and specifics about each solider. A must see! Take my advice, skip the ghost tours and the t-shirt shops and go talk to Ron about his photos. You'll be glad you did!

Visited September 2013
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“Do not pass this by!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Grand collection of moving pictures from the Civil War era. Ron is a wealth of knowledge and a genuinely nice guy. If you stop in to see his collection, you'll be mesmerized. He also brings up something that we never thought of, researching the possibility that you may have had relatives participate in the Civil War.

Visited June 2013
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