This museum has been on our Civil wargasm list for a while. On a recent trip to Gettysburg we finally made time to visit this museum. My buddy collects many items from the Civil War and he wanted to check out the amputee utensils. We spent several hours touring the museum and found it unique, informative and full of interesting items. The presentation and detailed research could keep you here for 4 or 5 hours if you read everything. Although we were here as tourists the curator came over to discuss our special interest . After several emails back and forth my friend has loaned a portion of his collection for others to enjoy. I hope to visit the museum again next year with my nephews, who live in DC, and check out the NEW display of amputee utensils. An important addition to museums dedicated to the Civil War.