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Gettysburg Museum of History

219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2315
+1 717-337-2035
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You could spend hours upon hours in this place and still not see everything! No fee to get in, but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stephanie L
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Such a cool museum

We went during the reenactment. It was the first museum I have ever been in that you can buy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
West Deptford, New Jersey
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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 6 days 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot of history from different wars, and time periods. They have items that you can purchase as well. You could spend hours in here looking at all of the amazing pieces of history.

Thank Snowbird564
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to visit based on seeing on American Pickers and captures my love for history and my love for finding things of value. I enjoyed the exhibits and somewhat how the history items included a variety of periods. I mentioned to the owner about coming...More

Thank 94prc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was totally free and a weird mixture of "historical" items. The only employee wasn't overly engaging and it appeared his only responsibility was that of cashier. Quite a few of the items in the shop were on sale or labeled "As Seen on...More

Thank Meg1423h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gettysburg Museum of History is easy to find-located on one of the main streets of Gettysburg-Baltimore St.-it's right across from a really neat museum-The Gettysburg Dime Museum-recommend doing that first then going across the street to this museum. This museum is located in an...More

2  Thank Laurie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is unbelievable! The owner told us he's been collecting since he was 4 years old. Have never seen such a wonderful array of memorabilia! Find this place and prepare to be amazed!

Thank historynut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is full of treasures that are one-of-a-kind authentic artifacts. The curators are passionate and knowledgeable about history and their passion is contagious after talking with them. If you are I the area, this is a must see museum...and it is free to the...More

Thank BigRay2016
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I could have spent a week at the Museum and the beautiful battlefield. The museum itself is full of very impressive displays and items that bring to life the horrors of this battle between Americans for reasons that not all understood. I hope tyo visit...More

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The Gettysburg Museum of History is a phenomenal place of history! If you love history, you must stop here and explore whilst in Gettysburg!

Thank Ginger Z
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11 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....
28 June 2016|
Response from IAEMT-FF |
Good Grief, I see it. very obvious now.
Erica D
25 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!