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“What a Historical Place”

Gettysburg Museum of History
Ranked #5 of 109 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 June 26, 2014

Forget the museum, the entire town is a museum. The railroad depot that Lincoln came in on, the hoses on Carlisle St., Dobbins restaurant. This is one of the most American historical place I have been to. I hope I live long enough to go there again.

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Reviewed June 25, 2014

Wow! We found this little museum in the town of Gettysburg and we were immediately impressed! The unique and historically significant artifacts found in this small and mighty museum were fantastic. It isn't just another Civil War museum...it is so much more! Elvis, John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Hitler were just a few of the names found. Every wall, case and corner was filled with so many interesting objects, pictures and facts.Some items were even for sale! I could have spent all day there! And, you can't beat the price...FREE!!! Don't miss this place!

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gmoh, Manager at Gettysburg Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2014

Thank you for visiting us. We are glad you enjoyed the museum and hope you will visit us again soon. We are always acquiring new and interesting artifacts for our collection.

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Reviewed June 22, 2014

I insisted we stop after reading reviews. This was our families last stop before leaving Gettysburg and everyone was tired and not in the mood to stop. A few minutes inside and everyone was engrossed. There are so many different historical artifacts. We all agreed this was a terrific place to see.

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Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is the museum that was seen on an episode of American Pickers. However, it is much more than just another Gettysburg Civil War museum. All aspects of history are covered, with artifacts from world history and entertainers to be found in this wonderful museum. Very highly recommended to see on any trip to Gettysburg.

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gmoh, Manager at Gettysburg Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2014

We are glad you enjoyed the museum! We hope you will stop and visit us again! We are always getting new items to keep it interesting.
Thank you for the nice review.

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

What a terrific FREE museum in Gettysburg! Highly recommend a visit there. We have been there several times and are never disappointed. Erik, the owner, is a class act! Answers any questions you may have and treats you as a friend the minute you walk through the door! Highly recommend!

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gmoh, Manager at Gettysburg Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2014

Thank you for stopping by to visit us again! We are glad you enjoy our museum! It's always nice to see our repeat customers.

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