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Gettysburg Museum of History

219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2315
+1 717-337-2035
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Very Interesting.

The artifacts we found here were things not found in another museum. There is so much to see and it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon J
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Awesome experience

This free little museum is packed with all kinds of amazing treasures. It’s like a compact... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ray C
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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 1 week ago via mobile

The artifacts we found here were things not found in another museum. There is so much to see and it offered more historical things than just Gettysburg. It is well organized for the space available. There is so much to see it would be nice...More

Thank Sharon J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This free little museum is packed with all kinds of amazing treasures. It’s like a compact Smithsonian. WWII memorabilia, JFK, Cold War, civil war, you name it, they probably have it. A very special and unique place.

Thank Ray C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this museum- even more than the ones we paid to get into! This free (although donations are accepted) museum is at the top of our list of great things to see at Gettysburg. There are a ton of interesting things to look at...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small privately owned history museum that is packed with artifacts from different eras. The museum is free, but does accept donations. Definitely worth a visit for history buffs.

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

This is a history museum. Not just articles from the Civil War, but also WW1 and WW2. I real do not want to explain what is in there, because then it would ruin your visit. There are also artifacts for sale. This is one of...More

Thank Gregory C
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Eric Dorr has done an amazing job curating a collection of US Civil War, WWI, and WWII memorabilia along with JFK, Ike, and other presidential items. Many of his items are quite rare finds and are above what you might expect to find in a...More

Thank Timothy H
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Overwhelmed by the history and incredible collection of artifacts. A true gem. The owners were kind a friendly and I am gobsmacked by what Mr. Dorr has collected and shares his passion and hard work with the world! Thank you gettysburg museum! Thank you for...More

Thank Christine L
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

We had a few days in Gettysburg and wanted to spend some time at some of the museums. This place was small, but mighty and had a rich history on what was going on during and after the Civil War.

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

This little museum is an easy walk from the center of Gettysburg, lots of unique items covering more than just the Civil War.

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

This little museum in the heart of Gettysburg may be missed by many. You need to seek it out if you are spending a few days here. It is replete with great artifacts - uniforms, guns, things recovered from the battlefield. Robert E. Lee's horse...More

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MaritaandBobB
January 11, 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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June 28, 2016|
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Good Grief, I see it. very obvious now.
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Erica D
March 25, 2016|
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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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