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Gettysburg Museum of History
Ranked #5 of 108 things to do in Gettysburg
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is a must-see even if you're not a civil war 'buff.' Not only does the museum, which by the way has free admission, have tons of civil war artifacts, but there are also items from JFK, Elvis Presley, and a variety of other wars. The curator/owner is very personable and is more than willing to share his wealth of knowledge. We actually toured the museum, twice, during our two-day stay in Gettysburg. Even though we visited the museum, twice, we could have easily went back a third time to see the items that we missed.

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

We go to Gettysburg frequently, but this is the first time We went to this Museum.
We watched American Pickers, and wanted to find the objects They had found for the museum. It was fun, and informative.

Thank Conniepauley
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Unbelievable and unique display of Civil War, World War, Entertainment and Presidential artifacts. Took us completely by surprise. The WOW! Factor is everywhere. Truly an amazing collection! This will now be our #1 priority every time we visit Gettysburg. Not to be missed. Museum is free, but donations accepted.
Paul & Liz, Havre de Grace, MD

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

The relics and artifacts in this museum were rare and not easily found in other museums I have seen. The War sections are the largest and most impressive. The World War I and II rooms had things I never thought I would see in my life. I had a great time and took photos of everything (so long as there is no flash). The man who works behind the counter had superb knowledge of Civil War facts and movie errors. You can buy all sorts of relics and real Civil War bullets and other items from that time. My favorite part was the rifles, uniforms, and original letters and photos. It truly felt like walking through time itself. You start in the Civil War and move up from there by room. I recommend this museum to anyone interested in the Civil War, World War I and II, JFK, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, and more!. Just check it out there is too much to write here.

Thank 591Nick
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Well-documented display of historical Gettysburg-related artifacts along with collection of oddities from the lives of presidents, entertainers, and others, jammed into nooks and crannies of the first floor of a historic building. Free but with a "donations welcome" bottle stuffed with $5 bills on counter. A few gristly displays (e.g. Civil War human skulls taken by soldiers who killed them as trophies, Nazi related articles, etc.) so advice caution to families with young children... although the kids in attendance when we visited seemed fascinated by it all. Small artifacts and books on the Gettysburg area (and Civil War) for sale as well as larger "antiques."

Thank ANN JARVELLA W
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