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Gettysburg Museum of History

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Address: 219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2315
Phone Number: (717) 337-2035
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Museum that was featured on History's "American Picker's" The...

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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More History Per Square Foot Than Smithsonian!

The Gettysburg Museum of History has no admission fee, so my expectations were not exactly high, as I'm sure you've heard the axiom, "You get what you pay for". Astounding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Severn, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Gettysburg Museum of History has no admission fee, so my expectations were not exactly high, as I'm sure you've heard the axiom, "You get what you pay for". Astounding, amazing, fascinating, stunning - pick your adjective, you will never believe the shear amount of history contained in such a compressed space! From a 3,000 year old mummified head to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see a free museum with a load of artifacts not just from gettysburg but from all points in history.....

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive collection spanning several periods in history. Go and you will not be disappointed...in fact, you may end up with your own piece of history to take home (items are for sale).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eric the curator was very kind. It's a small place but the collection is very impressive. Please leave a donation as there is no admission fee and the place receives no government funding.

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Fort Johnson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is one of the best I have ever been to, of any kind, anywhere. I have been to every Smithsonian and this place, although in a small space, has a TON of the most amazing things I've ever seen. Everything from the obvious Gettysburg artifacts, to JFK memorabilia, to Hitler and Eva Braun, to WW I and II,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

The mseum is free admission and when walking in my husband and I were amazed at everything that was housed there!!!! The items on display were awesome to see! Our kiddos also had fun exploring the rooms. The Kennedy room was very cool! We headed back to the gift shop so that we could help out the nice gentleman who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Lots of stuff, but kinda mixed from the Civil War to a fairly large JFK collection and some WWII thrown in for a good measure. The owner is somewhat of a regular on the History Channel show Pawnstars, so you might rub shoulders with a reality TV "celebrity". Good place to spend 20 minutes for free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

When we first walked in we were astounded to see such a variety of quality historical artifacts well displayed and efficiently packed into a relatively small area. As you enter each subsequent room, we were surprised to see more and more really good artifacts from the Civil War, both World Wars, Korea, Cold War, Vietnam and JFK memorabilia. The curators... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

A stop here is worthwhile. You can get more information the battlefield and the historical context. Great gift shop for souvenirs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little shop. There are several displays within the shop including; civil war artifacts, JFK's Senate rocking chair, some Major Richard Winters artifacts (metals, year book, clothing, pistol, etc) and other things. The cost is free and you can buy items as well. However, he would not give me a price for JFK's chair. This is a... More 

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