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Gettysburg Museum of History
Ranked #11 of 108 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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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 November 13, 2013

I always make sure to visit every time I'm in Gettysburg. The diverse amount of artifacts on display is stunning. My personal favorites are the signatures of every US president as well as the Jennie Wade letters. There's even a great little gift shop now also. You will not be disappointed!

Thank Tom K
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

I had read about this museum on Trip Advisor and decided to see for myself and WOW, it did not disappoint! This has to be the most unusual, authentic museum I've ever been in. The variety is amazing starting with many war relics down to Elvis Presley's underwear (I mean, how do they get this stuff?!) They even had locks of George and Martha Washington's hair. You have to see it to believe it! The rooms are well laid out and if you are a JFK fan, there is a room totally devoted to him and his family, including his assassination. If you visit Gettysburg, this little museum is a definite MUST SEE and it's totally FREE! Donations are gladly accepted and appreciated though. The staff are also friendly and knowledgeable. If you are passionate about history, please visit this hidden gem on Baltimore Street. You definitely will not be disappointed!

Thank Stephanie S
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Not just Gettysburg artifacts, but WWI and WWII items as well. Also, items from JFK, Elvis, Hitler's Eagle nest...The museum is free, but runs on donations. The museum held the kids' interest(9and 10yo) as well.

Thank Tara E
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Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

We loved this place! It looks tiny on the outside but it is packed with amazing artifacts of history. A great variety. Marlyn Monroe , Elvis, Napoleon, presidents, mummy head and Hitler pieces. The whole place is well labeled and free! And if you really love something they will sell it to you. The mummy head is only $20,000!

Thank katdazzle
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

A must see a must visit and sincerely I would support this little museum, with a BIG impact! The owner here is obviously tuned into the importance of remembering the past. Each nook and cranny is lovingly filled with the nicest display of artifacts and information rarely seen. It is displayed with a reverence and a touch of light heartedness, you wouldn't think works ,but so does! This is a wonderful journey, with not only Civil War pieces, but personal effects of so many that just seem to bring to light how Human they really where. For those who like to support small establishments I highly recommend Donating here. I am sure if you have a precious artifact
it will be handled with the utmost respect here. Don't forget the donation box as it is Free, no gouging here. Let's return the favor. They also have some very cool things going on ,on their Facebook page! Check it out either way, you will be glad you did!

Thank Sysco M
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