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What a Treasure!

Mr. Bast has more knowledge about the Civil War than anyone I have met. He has 3 cases of handmade... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
pgreene42
,
Georgia
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Interesting little museum

This museum is a bit eclectic but interesting. Variety of artifacts representing quite a spread of... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
podrozniczka60
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New Jersey
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Open May through September or by appointment, this museum of history contains Civil War relics, arrowheads, weapons, china, porcelain and pressed glass exhibits.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
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Boonsboro, MD
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Mr. Bast has more knowledge about the Civil War than anyone I have met. He has 3 cases of handmade bullets. As a school teacher, I was fascinated with the Gatlin Gun---which was invented during the Civil War. Mr. Bast is a fount of knowledge!...More

Thank pgreene42
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This museum is a bit eclectic but interesting. Variety of artifacts representing quite a spread of subjects. There is a chair used in the Lincoln White House, pottery, Civil War memorabilia including bullets and firearms and more. The hours of operation are very limited and...More

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

I wish the information on the operating hours for this museum were posted on Trip Advisor BEFORE we drove all the way here.

2  Thank Melodycthomas
Reviewed 12 June 2015

We had a private tour of Doug Bast's museum. It's probably the best collection anywhere. Doug was so knowledgeable about all the things he collected over decades. My husband is very interested in the Civil War and was amazed at the collection. Doug is a...More

Thank SusanK815
Reviewed 8 June 2015

A large Civil War collection resides in his small, but packed museum. Many treasures are located here. Staff is very knowledgeable and its definitely worth a visit if in town to check out.

Thank DM_1278
Reviewed 22 June 2014

We were in Boonsboro and had read a review on it and wanted to see for our self. Doug Bast was very interesting and his collection is amazing. His rooms are filled with so many things. The Civil war collection is just Wow! He rooms...More

Thank TheEasternShoreBoop
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The Boonesbord Museum is the finest of it's type anywhere and I've sought out places like this in 47 states. On my recent visit, owner Doug Bast was incredably informative and welcoming. His collection is worthy of the Smithsonian. Boonesboro is a beautiful town and...More

Thank hpark4
Reviewed 5 May 2014

My girlfriend & I had a marvelous 1 1/2-hour tour of Doug Bast's lifetime personal collections which included weapons of all sorts, carved Civil War bullets (who knew they carved bullets?), prison weapons, early surgical tools, canes, religious items, canons, country store, various glass and...More

1  Thank Betty S
Reviewed 26 November 2013

It's an incredible collection of unusual & interesting artifacts. The items focus on local history from early settlement to present day.

Thank Sigs67
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Our innkeeper arrange for us to visit the museum on a Monday afternoon. The museum is privately owned by Doug Bast and normally open on Sunday afternoons or by private arrangement. Mr. Bast (pronounced bost as in Boston) will spend hours with you explaining his...More

Thank Ernie B
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