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Gettysburg Museum of History

219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2315
+1 717-337-2035
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Small but intimate museum to visit and shop.

Erik the owner seemed like a very nice guy, There were so many things to see in this small place... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Pennsville, New Jersey
Tiny place

This museum is like a roadside tourist trap. You go for gettysburg history and then bam you walk... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Chuck W
Jacksonville, Florida
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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!
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219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2315
219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2315
+1 717-337-2035

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Erik the owner seemed like a very nice guy, There were so many things to see in this small place not only civil war or gettysburg related, but other wars and a JFK collection. Will defintely visit again when i have more time to see...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This museum is like a roadside tourist trap. You go for gettysburg history and then bam you walk into a John f Kennedy room. It's like someone has this awesome private collection that would be cool if their friends saw it but as a museum...More

3  Thank Chuck W
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We walked the whole little small town,people were very friendly and could answer all of your questions and then some. The little food shops along the way were great.

1  Thank Rose W
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This museum was out of this world. The artifacts on display rivaled what I have seen in world class museums. Although it sits in the center of town and looks ordinary, there is nothing ordinary about this museum! They have a plethora of artifacts from...More

1  Thank lunasatcc
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I never thought so much could be packed into a small space but they made it happen! Loads of history from ceiling to floor. Every time I visit I always discover something new. Walking thru the front door you see the owner working away at...More

2  Thank mohmoh08
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The museum is conveniently located and has a lot to offer. It's got more than just Gettysburg artifacts as well.

1  Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I feel this museum was better than the visitor center. It is definitely worth stopping in and checking out!

1  Thank Travelbunnie98
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This museum never disappoints, I have visited it many times over the years and there is always something new to see.All that history in one place its awesome. If your in town its a must see.

1  Thank Denise P
Reviewed 11 August 2017

From the outside, this museum does not look like much. We wanted to check it out because it was featured on an episode of Mysteries At The Museum. This museum has a HUGE collection of so many things, you really need a lot of time...More

5  Thank Cynderella43
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Off the beaten path we found this little jewel. So much to read and learn. It had many interesting facts about the history of Gettysburg. We enjoyed checking this out before dinner.

1  Thank annasimpkins
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12 January 2017|
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Response from Steven L | Reviewed this property |
It is free and a great take out tour guide was super and we as well as she had a lot of fun on the tour....
29 June 2016|
Response from IAEMT-FF |
Good Grief, I see it. very obvious now.
Erica D
26 March 2016|
Response from gmoh | Property representative |
Hello In June we will be expanding our hours to Summer Hours which will be Tuesday thru Sunday 11am-5pm. You can always call the museum for current hours. We look forward to your visit!