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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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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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This little Treasure

My husband an I found this little treasure while in Gettysburg PA . This museum is "FREE" .I incourge you to open the doors to this museum. While you can look around for yourself... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband an I found this little treasure while in Gettysburg PA . This museum is "FREE" .I incourge you to open the doors to this museum. While you can look around for yourself an if you have any questions about what you see the owner Erik will gladly answer them. There's​ many rooms filled with relics an historical memorabilia... More 

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Thank Geneva D
Syracuse, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The displays were amazing and the historical objects were fascinating. You walk around by yourself, but if you have any questions the owner is very knowledgable and willing to answer your questions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came upon this place by accident and so glad we did. I miss a lot about the old visitors center but this place gave me what I was missing. This doesn't just have Gettysburg relics, there is so much cool stuff from WWII and lots of other great history. If you're a history buff, you must check this place out.... More 

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Thank Markriswil
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here a few times and we still haven't seen everything in this museum, this collection is amazing! Each time we go we spot something we didn't see last time. The collection ranges from war memorabilia to movie star memorabilia. It's displayed and organized well and the owner is very friendly; and even better, last I checked you... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This place was a walk through history! It had a variety of things that including artifacts, and actual personal items. If you are in Gettysburg and are a history person this place is the place to go!

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Exeter, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I was in awe when I saw the collection of relics and historical items in this museum. I am still raving about it to my friends. This museum has something for everyone. Besides Civil War and Gettysburg, they have Presidential, WW2 military, and movie star memorabilia and so much more. This was one of my favorite stops in Gettysburg. You... More 

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1 Thank Tami R
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The place was full of great old stuff and was like museums use to be. I think this guy was on American Pickers. Go to see for yourself.

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Roxbury, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

First off the items in the museum is incredible. I was in awe with the amount of historical items about Gettysburg and not about Gettysburg. Some of the things I saw I couldn't believe were right there to actually look at , it was truly amazing. I had the honor to speak to Erik the owner and he is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This is a MUST STOP. Privately ran and funded. This place has rare artifacts and relics from The Civil War through WWII.

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Huntsville, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The street side view of the museum does not give credit to the amazing historical jewels inside!!! Amazing artifact from not only the Civil war but WW I & WW II... it's a must see!!!

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