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Gettysburg Museum of History
Ranked #11 of 109 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 May 19, 2013

My husband and I are frequent visitors to Gettysburg as we live only about 30 minutes away. Even though we have been to Gettysburg on many occasions, we have missed a real gem here on our previous visits. This museum is a "must see" for any visitors to the area, especially to the battlefield. There are so many artifacts and exhibits to see that are quite fascinating and will definitely add to your trip. For a small museum, there are items here that you will not see anyplace else and there is a lot to see! It is well worth to make some time to see what is in this museum , you will not be disappointed!

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

A real jewel. There is so much to see here I know I will return on subsequent trips to Gettysburg. A nice variety of historical items in addition to some huge Gettysburg artifact collections. Many verified genuine historic items for sale as well.

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is not a rush in, rush out place to visit. It takes you on a pre-battle preparation. Then a day by day presentation of what happened on the 3 days of the battle. Awe inspiring. Can be a very emotional experience.

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

This may easily be one of the coolest FREE museums I'd ever been to. To my surprise, it not only featured Civil War memorabilia but artifacts throughout the course of American and European history. It starts off with Union and Confederate weaponry and moves on to SS uniforms, Kennedy's suit, Elvis' favorite rifle, and even Marilyn Monroe's bra. The entire house is a treasure chest of fascinating artifacts. Before leaving you can purchase authentic rounds from the Civil War as well as 200-year-old canister rounds from the American Revolution. If I'm ever back in Gettysburg for any reason I will definitely return.

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

There is something for everyone; not just Civil War memoriabilia. The museum is clean, organized and very interesting. You do not want to be in Gettysburg and miss the opportunity to see the Museum. The owner is great --- he is helpful, knowledgeable and loves what he does. Stop in! You'll be glad you did!
Lon and Joey

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