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“One of the highlights of our Gettysburg trip!!!”

Gettysburg Museum of History
Ranked #11 of 108 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Unbelievable displays of history!! If you like history or love history like my family and I you will absolutely love the Gettysburg Museum of History. Erik and his wife were very nice and knowledgeable of the civil war and American history. We have been to Washington DC at the Smithsonian and other museums through out and the items Erik has on display are the Best and most unique we have ever seen. Everything from the Civil War, Lincoln, JFK, and Hitler memorabilia. Simply Amazing!! We will visit again when we are back up to Gettysburg!! Best Museum in Gettysburg!! Period!!

Thank civilbrian
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"marilyn monroe"
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"pawn stars"
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"amazing collection"
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"on display"
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"free admission"
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"personal items"
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"great artifacts"
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We enjoyed our trip here there are lots of interesting things, we have been here several times and they do change exhibits every so often so always something new to see.

Thank cheridwhite
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Erik the owner seemed like a very nice guy, There were so many things to see in this small place not only civil war or gettysburg related, but other wars and a JFK collection. Will defintely visit again when i have more time to see everything.

Thank bmcallister03
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This museum is like a roadside tourist trap. You go for gettysburg history and then bam you walk into a John f Kennedy room. It's like someone has this awesome private collection that would be cool if their friends saw it but as a museum not so much. It's not a museum it's more of an oddity. There is so crazy stuff in there though. Including clothing found on the human remains of a soldier. Which I found highly disrespectful. It's free though so why not.

3  Thank Chuck W
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We walked the whole little small town,people were very friendly and could answer all of your questions and then some. The little food shops along the way were great.

1  Thank Rose W
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