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“One Sharp Collection”

American Military Edged Weaponry Museum
Ranked #7 of 20 things to do in Intercourse
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“One Sharp Collection”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

We spent a fascinating hour of more in this interesting museum. One man's lifetime collection of military knives, guns, original posters, every pointy thing that the military has used from the Civil War up to and including Vietnam.

We saw some unique items we have never seen before and saw everything up close. The collection is housed in an old bank building that was built by the same men who built the Inn and Spa at Intercourse Village where we were staying.

The collection is beautifully arranged and everything is labeled very clearly. The Five dollar adult admission cost was worth every penny.

This is the largest collection of it's type in the USA and worth a visit.

Visited August 2014
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great collection”
Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Nice little museum to visit while the wife shops... lots of history and knives I had never seen before. Worth the time to visit.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Must-See!”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you have any interest at all in U.S. military history, DO NOT miss this fascinating gem of a museum. The exhibits are well-marked are meticulously organized.. The owner/curator is a fount of knowledge and is more than willing to answer questions and expand on the displayed artifacts. There are some very rare items on display. There is no parking on-site, but there are many nearby options. Just be careful crossing the roads during heavy traffic periods.

Visited July 2014
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Oakville, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
746 reviews
344 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
“Great USA Military History”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

This former bank is certainly worth the five dollar admission price. One man's life worth of collecting military items has certainly paid off here over the years. He has things well organized plus has things tagged for information purposes. The owner of this small museum is knowledgeable of such matters and his pride plus joy of this place shows when you ask him various questions. Museum wasn't crowded when I was there but there were people also showing interest in the displays as well just like me. Owner told me that from time to time people question the fact that there is a admission charge to this place!

Visited May 2013
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Fullerton, California
Level 6 Contributor
733 reviews
296 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
“Gentlemen, a place to check out while your wives shop!”
Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Ok guys, you know the one's holding the bags sitting on benches, yes you! Now you have somewhere to visit while your wives shop. This museum is great and only $5. The man who owns the museum started collecting knives and swords when he was 14 years old and now has this very extensive collection. Men, you could spend hours in here! It is directly across from Kitchen Kettle Village (where you should park) and a great gem of a find.

Visited November 2013
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