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Gettysburg Museum of History

219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2315
+1 717-337-2035
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#1 Museum Attraction in Gettysgurg

I have been a frequent visitor to Gettysburg over the past several years and feel fortunate to live... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2011
greenlady42
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The ABSOLUTE Best Museum in Gettsyburg

My husband and children visited Gettysburg, PA for 3 days... We went to all the local museums and... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2011
kmonte3
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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 2 May 2011

I have been a frequent visitor to Gettysburg over the past several years and feel fortunate to live less than an hour's drive away. Searching for something"new" for me to see, I went oline and then took my 23 yr. old granddaughter for the day...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2011

My husband and children visited Gettysburg, PA for 3 days... We went to all the local museums and saw tons of exhibits and artifacts. The Gettysburg Museum of History was definately the best by far and it was FREE...We happened to drive by and see...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2011

I have been to the Gettysburg Museum of History a few times now, since I live in a nearby town, but every time I go there are more intriguing artifacts of many periods of history. I am not a big Civil War buff, but the...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2011

The Gettysburg Museum of History is one of the few free attractions in the Gettysburg area. They accept donations and we happily deposited one in the no-pressure donation box as we were leaving. I would happily pay to visit it again and expressed this to...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2011

Based on other reviews, we visited this museum on our recent trip to Gettysburg. It was unbelievable just how much was contained within this relatively small building. The museum is free however donations are greatly accepted. We were very impressed and gladly put some money...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2011

When visiting Gettysburg PA make sure you visit The Gettysburg Museum of History on Baltimore Street. It is a free attraction and owner Erik Dorr does a fantastic job with all his artifacts and has a wealth of knowledge in describing each and every piece....More

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Reviewed 11 April 2011

Here is a free museum that is bursting with authentic artifacts relative to the battle of Gettysburg. In addition, the museum contains more historical artifacts relative to World Wars I & II as well as Kennedy and other Americana memorabilia. I don't know how they...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2011

The wife and I really loved this place. They represent all history and not just Gettysburg's history. When we go back we will make sure we visit again.

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Reviewed 9 April 2011

Not only does this museum have the best artifacts and authentic pieces of the Civil War -- they also have a huge collection of Predident Kennedy memoralbia. This museum is just incredible and honestly - there is nothing like it. I highly recommend a visit...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2011

This place was outstanding!!! I go to Gettysburg every chance I get. On my most recent trip I decided to look around for places I hadn't been to before and came upon this little museum. It is free and a complete treasure trove for any...More

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MaritaandBobB
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....
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Good Grief, I see it. very obvious now.
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Erica D
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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!
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