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“Hidden Well of History”

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 9 November 2017

While most people visiting Gettysburg expect to see Civil War artifacts, the Gettysburg Museum of History is a treasure trove of American History. I was blown away by the things I saw. From a piece of the true cross to Hitler's Pillow cases, it had everything. Truly interesting pieces of history that would have been lost to time otherwise. I'm not sure how well know this place is but I would recommend it to anyone. It is on the map of the town and fairly easy to get to. Plus it's free! There are several rooms to explore. Being a big fan of Band of Brothers, the exhibit dedicated to Major Richard Winters was particularly interesting. Definitely visit this place and donate to keep it running!!

Thank arr0w6
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We were walking down the strip and saw this had a "free" museum. We could not take strollers in---so I went in first. This was such a cool museum. It has Civil War, Audie Murphy, JFK, and Major Dick Winters items. My husband and I thought this was the coolest museum we have ever seen. We are huge Audie Murphy and Dick Winters fans, so to see actual items from them was really cool. Thank you for keeping this museum up and running and for it to be free. We donated to it because we would love to go back someday.

Thank allyouneedistara
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

I was so impressed by all the history the owner has gathered. His collection is amazing! One of the highlights of my trip.

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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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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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