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Gettysburg Museum of History

219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2315
+1 717-337-2035
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So worth it

Stop in on March 30th. Many items to see and a chance to talk to the owner who is 6th generation is... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Milford, Connecticut
via mobile
Great detail and a fantastic collection

If you think history is dull, you have not been to the Gettysburg Museum of History. There is... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Bergen County, NJ
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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
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Stop in on March 30th. Many items to see and a chance to talk to the owner who is 6th generation is very knowledgeable and is personable Amazing items that were displayed.

Thank travel0757
Reviewed 1 May 2017

If you think history is dull, you have not been to the Gettysburg Museum of History. There is something for everyone here. This has been my 3rd visit here and there is always something new and plenty that I have missed on other visits as...More

1  Thank civil-warrior
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

It's was filled with toms of historical stiff not just Gettysburg but a lot of neat sruff. Kids were impressed here

Thank DrWade64
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

It's small but they have lots of really cool artifacts. My son loved it. It's free and totally worth a stop

Thank Anne2124
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The minute you step up to a glass case and see a piece of "the true cross" you know you've entered a special sort of museum. The Gettysburg Museum of History is chock full of marvelous sights - from JFK's boxer shorts to bloodstained quilts...More

1  Thank lupaglupa
museum1863, Manager at Gettysburg Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for reviewing Gettysburg’s best Museum, and mentioning a few of our authentic artifacts. Sometimes people who have never been to an authentic artifact Museum gets a bit confused by the treasure trove of history that we present free of charge for educational purposes....More

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in and took a look around. So much history in this small little area. Enjoyed seeing everything and hearing the story of the items the pickers found for the museum. It was definitely worth the stop!!!

Thank Salvatore C
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

So many artifacts not just from Gettysburg/civil war but other wars and presidential artifacts. My 7 year old loved it but not for my little 3 year old, she was too busy. Would love to go back!

Thank Tiffany W
Reviewed 4 April 2017

If you are a history or civil war buff, you have to stop here. It's not expensive and they have so many cool artifacts. I've been there many times and it was never crowded. I don't know if a lot of people don't know about...More

Thank Electraglide2005
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This museum was awesome, it's free, but they run solely on donations which they have posted everywhere. It may come across as "pushy" but it's well worth the donation. The amount of historical relics this place holds is unmatched. They have a really cool JFK...More

Thank bf00die
Reviewed 16 March 2017 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...More

1  Thank Geneva D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
what do they charge for admission
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....
What is the actual address?
29 June 2016|
Response from IAEMT-FF |
Good Grief, I see it. very obvious now.
Erica D
I see spring hours listed on the website, what are the hours in June? thanks!
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!