Gettysburg Museum of History

Gettysburg Museum of History

Gettysburg Museum of History

Gettysburg Museum of History
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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1,300 reviews
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Elizabeth J
5 contributions
History buff's MUST VISIT
Dec 2020
From George and Martha Washington's hair to one of a kind artifacts, this place is positively AMAZING. If you're a collector you will definitely want to stop by and see what they have for sale.
Written December 24, 2020
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Jenny M
Ankeny, IA311 contributions
Small but neat
Dec 2020
The owner was not friendly and just sat there. It has a lot of artifacts for history buffs. There was a lot and it was cluttered with neat things. There were photos of Presidents visiting Gettysburg along with gun memorabilia. Donations are recommended since it is free.
Written December 12, 2020
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Lisa L
Illinois192 contributions
Why do people rate this so highly?
Nov 2020
I don’t understand why people are rating this place so highly. It is a cluttered, crowded, tiny house full of basically junk. I am sure there are interesting or valuable artifacts but there is so much in crammed in each display case, shelf or wall you can’t possible enjoy any of it. Very little is marked or identified with signs or information. It has some very odd items as well, Eva Braun’s slip, a bra supposedly of Marilyn Monroe? They also let way too many people in at once and you can barely move. There are incredible museums in Gettysburg - The Gettysburg National Military Museum, Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg Train Station, plus David Wills house and other historical homes. Why waste any time here? This is like going to your crazy hoarding uncle’s basement.
Written November 25, 2020
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h6p8gv
Raleigh, NC254 contributions
WHat a find
Oct 2020
THis place is a real find filled with so much neat things not just about Gettysburg but also about other things espacally JFK
Written October 7, 2020
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Kate
14 contributions
Family, History, Amazing memories
Oct 2020 • Family
Family autumn trip. This is a destination that you don't want to miss. So much to take in and share with your family
Written October 4, 2020
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Timothy L. Campbell
Arnold, MD241 contributions
Good interesting Museum
Sep 2020 • Friends
Fun and interesting museum. They have two rooms dedicated to the Gettysburg and the civil war and most everything is up for sale.
They have several other rooms, one dedicated to WE2, another dedicated to John F Kennedy and another to WW 1 with a scattering of other memorabilia.
Very interesting but small.
Cool place.
Written September 11, 2020
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD4,913 contributions
Extensive war memorabilia in 1863 home near downtown Gettysburg.
Aug 2020
We stopped here in conjunction with 2 other nearby memorabilia museums. Here, 5 small rooms are chock full of war items from the Civil War, WW 1 & 2, displays on Presidents Eisenhower/Kennedy. I was interested in the many types of lead bullets, misfired weapons and found swords.
This place would appeal to collectors as much as casual browsers like us. Happy it had free entry.
Written August 29, 2020
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nature-seer
Pennsylvania99 contributions
A surprisingly vast collection
Aug 2020
Unfortunately we got here too late in the day to really explore all of the artifacts, which include Civil War, Revolutionary War, WWI, WWII, Presidents etc.

The owners work the museum themselves, with free admission no less, and are very friendly and helpful.

For those who are interested, they also have some of the more historically important but politically incorrect items one might seek in Gettysburg. Prices were reasonable and ranged anywhere from $7. for gun cleaner bullets on up...and up, and up depending on what you were looking for. Some of the artifacts are even for sale if you care to inquire, which we did not.
Written August 6, 2020
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Vicki & Dan
45 contributions
A must visit in Gettysburg!
Jul 2020
From the history perspective, I give it a 5. They have so much stuff crammed into there space that it's difficult to see it all. The day we went, it was very crowded, which isn't a good thing during this time of social distancing. The owner or manager (I don't know which) wasn't wearing a mask and was not enforcing the mask requirement. There were a lot of people not wearing their masks or wearing then incorrectly (usually with their nose outside). He doesn't charge an admission fee, which is absolutely amazing and some items are for sale, which is very cool. Seriously, the only reason I didn't give them a 5 was because they were not COVID-19 safe.
Written August 3, 2020
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eos410
Monongahela, PA55 contributions
Love History, then you must go here!
Jul 2020 • Couples
I cannot express in words the amount of history that is in this building. The knowledge you can gather here on everything from the American Revolution to current events is endless. You couldn’t possibly see everything in one visit. Do not think that this will be a quick stop, you will find it hard to leave. The is no charge for the visit, it runs on donations and purchases from the gift shoppe because it is a privately owned collection being shared by a very generous man fueled by his own love for history. He was very kind during our visit and my history loving boyfriend enjoyed their conversation on WWII and his collections. While we were there enjoying the museum, we witnessed him being very generous to a young boy who couldn’t stop talking history and artifacts. The young boys father said it was their second trip in during their vacation because his son loved the first visit so much and wanted to see more and would probably be back again. My boyfriend, who is a teacher was very touched by the owners kindness and patience while interacting with this family. There is still kindness in this world, you’ll find it even when you are not looking for it. So if you visit here, and you should, drop some $ in the donation box and/or buy an item from the gift shoppe. But if you can’t do either, still go and enjoy this plethora of knowledge. Just make sure you say thank you and that will be enough 😊 🙏🏻
Written July 16, 2020
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  • Tue - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM