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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
11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

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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Enjoyed Museum really nice love all the different things with the Civil war and Liked the other displays to. Staff is very nice

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed Museum really nice love all the different things with the Civil war and Liked the other displays to. Staff is very nice

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Mayfield, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped by during our recent trip to Gettysburg. This museum is very deceiving from outside. They have very large collection of Civil War relics, plus Presidential and WW2. This museum was on American Pickers and is definitely a must visit. Free entry and a voluntary donation.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has an extensive collection of memorabilia from the Civil War, as you would expect. Items like Lincoln's wallet are amazing to behold. What is unexpected and fascinating are the items from World Wars l and ll (Eva Braun's negligee, anyone?) and various presidents (Kennedy's rocking chair, Teddy Roosevelt's hat). Each room is packed with the most amazing items.... More 

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would not have thought to stop in here, had it not been for an episode of Pawn Stars, where the owner/curator of this museum was on it. My son and I enjoyed looking at all the artifacts, especially the ones actually collected from the battlefield.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the trip. Very nice exhibits, very friendly proprietor, interesting and diverse things to see.

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Milford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Bergen County, NJ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the little museum is filled with thousands and thousands of items. The Kennedy room is... More 

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Fairview, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Albany, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 from Gettysburg's makeshift, post-battle hospitals. Are they all for real? If the answer to that... More 

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museum1863, Manager at Gettysburg Museum of History, responded to this review

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. From your review we feel you were confused. We are a historic educational institution that... More 

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