Gettysburg Museum of History

Gettysburg Museum of History

Gettysburg Museum of History

Gettysburg Museum of History
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Grammie321
Boston, MA143 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
An absolutely must see if in the area. Viewing the film, the cyclorama and visiting the museum took the better part of our day. The film, narrated by Morgan Freeman, was well done and set the stage for visiting the museum. The cyclorama is a beautiful piece of art that takes you back in time and gives you the feeling of being there. The museum is fantastic. It's well organized and the white arrows keep you moving in the right direction.
If you are short on time skip the film and cyclorama and do just the museum and watch the various short films on display there.
Written 10 April 2022
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Todd B
Gettysburg, PA69 contributions
Feb 2022
There is A LOT to see but it's in a VERY tiny space! Lighting could be better too. They have several very good YouTube videos too.
Written 5 February 2022
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Timezone Travelers
Venice, FL1,591 contributions
Nov 2021
Great stop. This place is packed full of historical information and artifacts. While we spent a couple hours - we felt like we could have spent a couple days.
Written 1 February 2022
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Thomas W
Millersville, PA22 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
The GMH is a destination within a destination. There are amazing relics from the civil war, WWII, and US presidents. These offerings from curator Erik Dorr are incredibly unique from the Dick Winters collection of Band of Brothers fame, to civil war items found on his family farm after the battle of Gettysburg. Most of his collection contains artifacts that one could not view anywhere else in the world. And, they are in one location nestled in the historic town of Gettysburg. If you love and appreciate history, you will be mesmerized by Erik’s collection.
Written 14 December 2021
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Paul R
Blackwood, NJ30 contributions
Aug 2021
This museum is excellent!! Alot of items from the Civil War thru the Vietnam war and more. Their's alot of relic's and you could spend over an hour reading and looking though all the stuff they have. My future stepson bought a $10 note from the Civil War. A great place for all ages!!
Written 15 October 2021
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Mary Ann Kent
Jeannette, PA11 contributions
Sep 2021
A must if you are visiting Gettysburg! Take in all the amazing artifacts and information that you never knew about the battle of Gettysburg.
Written 4 October 2021
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Dustin W
38 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
A museum with so many artifacts ranging from civil war to US Presidents to WWII. The collection is truly remarkable and so glad to see a place like this keeping history alive and making it available for the public to see. Being a WWII fan the WWII collection of artifacts was a must see
Written 14 September 2021
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Nick K
1 contribution
Aug 2021
Awesome museum!!!! Plan on at least an hour if you love history!!! You can even buy a piece of history if you choose!

Highly recommend!
Written 20 August 2021
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TRRice
Tobyhanna, PA12 contributions
Aug 2021
Lots of cool stuff to look at, free admission, donations are welcome, and a gift shop. I enjoyed looking at the USMC collection.
Written 12 August 2021
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Bonnie S
3 contributions
Jul 2021
We loved this museum! Yes, it is a bit crowded, but I could have spent an entire day here and still not seen everything. We found the owner very friendly and informative. Our thirteen year old grandson spent most of our ride home telling us all sorts of amazing things that he had seen there. I honestly didn't know that he knew so much about our history, I am really quite proud of our little "country school"!! They still teach history!! Would love to go again and spend more time.
Written 31 July 2021
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Gettysburg Museum of History is open:
  • Tue - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM