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Gettysburg Museum of History

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Address: 219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2315
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+1 717-337-2035
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11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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The Museum that was featured on History's "American Picker's" The...

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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Wonderful place!

If you are a history buff,definitely go to this place! It has artifacts from all wars,not just gettysburg. Info on JFK,Hitler,ww1 ,ww2, on up to 9/11. It even has lingerie from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 November 2016
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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

If you are a history buff,definitely go to this place! It has artifacts from all wars,not just gettysburg. Info on JFK,Hitler,ww1 ,ww2, on up to 9/11. It even has lingerie from Marilyn Monroe and Eva Braun! It would take hours to go thru all rooms and see all items. They even have items up for sale. Loved this place!

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Waldwick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

nice small museum not all about the Civil War. Other conflicts included along with historical personnel such as Kennedy, Johnson. Curator very helpful.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This museum features collections ranging from the Civil War at Gettysburg to the Cold War of the 1960's. A fascinating display of wartime artifacts!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This small FREE privately owned museum has wonderful displays of artifacts, uniforms, weapons and other memorabilia from the Civil War, WWI, WWII and other eras. It's well organized with fascinating items to view in each room. Any history buff will be glad they stopped by. It's located in the heart of downtown Gettysburg. The owners have certain items for sale... More 

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Missouri City, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We missed this museum on our first trip to Gettysburg. After seeing it on American Pickers, we made it a point to visit this fascinating location. What a surprise to see the numerous artifacts on display here. It was more than just a museum of civil war items. A visitor could see relics from many other periods in history including... More 

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

So interesting not just civil war but jfk and ww2 things to see...it is free but do leave a donation..just walk down Baltimore st to find it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting museum packed with artifacts from Gettysburg and beyond. Nice stop for anyone interested in History and seeing some unusual pieces from the past. GREAT PLACE!

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Eldersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Went there for the first time and we were very happy we stopped. Very interesting collection. Saw things I have never seen before. We visit Gettysburg about once a month and we will diffidently be going back !

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Fenelton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

If you're in Gettysburg, definitely take the time to stop at the Gettysburg Museum of History! They have man unique items from not only the Civil War, but from other historical moments. We were truly amazed!

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Severn, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Gettysburg Museum of History has no admission fee, so my expectations were not exactly high, as I'm sure you've heard the axiom, "You get what you pay for". Astounding, amazing, fascinating, stunning - pick your adjective, you will never believe the shear amount of history contained in such a compressed space! From a 3,000 year old mummified head to... More 

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