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“Great Time in Gettysburg!!”

Gettysburg Museum of History
Ranked #5 of 109 things to do in Gettysburg
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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 7 February 2012

Several good restaurants in walking distance . Small town to walk and take in all of the sites . Motels that are on the old side but clean and not very expensive . Shopping galore for all types of "keep sates" I loved all of the history of the area and very friendly people

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Reviewed 7 February 2012

Well worth the trip from any distance... Thousands of artifacts including JFK, Elvis, WWll & Civil War. Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Something for any history enthusiast/collector. They buy & sell quality artifacts. A must-see when you visit Gettysburg! No fee but donations are accepted...

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Reviewed 1 February 2012

This was great. I remember studying a lot of the content in school, but it was jaw dropping to see the personal items such as hair, combs, mirrors, eatting utensils, outfits that iconic people from history used. You are able to get right up next to the items and see every bit of detail. It was great. Very extensive. Plus the owner allows you to walk through for free. Please bring a little cash though for a donation at the end, you will really want to give something for this amazing opportunity to go back in time. My husband and I loved it. We will go back again and visit next year. Plus this is where the TV Show that we love American Pickers stoped by, very cool, must see. Who would have thought I would be excited about history?

Thank FSFG
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

I recently made a trip to Gettysburg and fell in love with the town. By far the most interesting attraction in town was the Gettysburg Museum of History. The museum was featured prominently on a past episode of American Pickers, but the television show didn't even scratch the surface showing off the entire museum. The museum is jam packed with artifacts and historically significant pieces that are sure to amaze even the most seasoned collector. The museums owner Erik, was very helpful assisting me and explaining the history behind several of the museums most unique pieces. I have been home less than 24 hours and I am already planning a return trip within the next month or so. It is also important to note that the museum is FREE!! Free is always good. Thanks again Erik for everything.

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Reviewed 12 January 2012

We found this place by accident walking down Baltimore Street in Gettysburg.
It has so many different articles, wonderful pieces of our History to look at.
I can't believe it's free.
Can't wait to go back, you could spend hours in there trying to check out everything.

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