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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
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Items from WWI, WWII, Korean Conflict, Viet Nam, and more are on display. It was a small area with lots of visitors.

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Gettysburg, PA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had company from France this weekend and I took them here specifically to see the new Dick Winters display which was really nice. The owner Eric is very knowledgeable and has a wonderful museum. They treated us well while we were there and answered lots of questions. Very unique things on display. Well worth seeing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the museum again after several years and it still has the best collection of Civil War and American history artifacts in town. In fact, the best I have seen outside of major museums. The items are crammed into cases in a few rooms and they include a ton of war memorabilia, presidential history items and other various and... More 

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Greenville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped today on our way through to check out the historical battlefield of Gettysburg. This by far is one of the most comprehensive collections I have seen outside of a federally supported museum. Kudos to the owner for his preservation of artifacts and sharing them with the world. I have also purchased several items from him in the past... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lot of historic artifacts including Civil War and WW2. The curator was very knowledgeable and helpful. While in Gettysburg do not miss stopping in. There is no admission.

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