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Gettysburg Museum of History

219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2315
+1 717-337-2035
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I feel this museum was better than the visitor center. It is definitely worth stopping in and... read more

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Great place to visit.

This museum never disappoints, I have visited it many times over the years and there is always... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Denise P
Deer Park, New York
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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
+1 717-337-2035

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I feel this museum was better than the visitor center. It is definitely worth stopping in and checking out!

Thank Travelbunnie98
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum never disappoints, I have visited it many times over the years and there is always something new to see.All that history in one place its awesome. If your in town its a must see.

Thank Denise P
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside, this museum does not look like much. We wanted to check it out because it was featured on an episode of Mysteries At The Museum. This museum has a HUGE collection of so many things, you really need a lot of time...More

2  Thank Cynderella43
Reviewed 1 week ago

Off the beaten path we found this little jewel. So much to read and learn. It had many interesting facts about the history of Gettysburg. We enjoyed checking this out before dinner.

Thank annasimpkins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn't check yo find out if they were involved in any exacavations themselves, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were!

Thank Rachael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing collection of items spanning from the Civil War through World War II and so on. As soon as you walk in there so many things to see in the owner is beyond kind with answering any questions. A definite stop for anybody traveling...More

Thank Brandon J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seeing is beliving just at the edge of town it is peaceful. You can almost here the cries of the past

Thank V M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Gettysburg with our adult sons and found the museum to be very interesting. We spent quite a bit of time and enjoyed all the historic insights

Thank ELO2605
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You could spend hours upon hours in this place and still not see everything! No fee to get in, but they appreciate donation. Really some unique relics to be found here!

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went during the reenactment. It was the first museum I have ever been in that you can buy things original things. I don't mean a gift shop ,I mean actual historic items .You can buy actual shells from the battlefield- they have tons of...More

Thank michaeldufffin
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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....
29 June 2016|
Response from IAEMT-FF |
Good Grief, I see it. very obvious now.
Erica D
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!