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Gettysburg Museum of History

219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2315
+1 717-337-2035
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Amazing museum

If you like history, museum is amazing. I could've spent all day there and never have read... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2012
Saint Louis, Missouri
A must SEE if in the area

Wow, they really did a good job. If you are near this you must come here first before seeing the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2012
ted e
Phoenix, Arizona
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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 4 October 2012

If you like history, museum is amazing. I could've spent all day there and never have read everything. Lots of video areas too.

1  Thank MaggE53
Reviewed 2 October 2012

Wow, they really did a good job. If you are near this you must come here first before seeing the battle field. This is a standard other need to look at. The staff is more than willing to help in any way they can. Good...More

Thank ted e
Reviewed 29 September 2012

this place is great. the owner was seen on american pickers. they have just as much to see as the higher priced museums in town. i have been to gettysburg 9 times and can,t believe i have not been here before

Thank jimToledo_Ohio
Reviewed 28 September 2012

This little museum is jam-packed with interesting artifacts around every corner. I had read great reviews about it and expected it to be good, but it far exceeded my expectations. You would expect to see these displays in the Smithsonian. It's a MUST SEE if...More

1  Thank Drew B
Reviewed 27 September 2012

Was so excited to visit this place after reading the great reviews, but we were in Gettysburg for 3 days and we went by everyday and it was closed. Realize he a one man show, hope he was on a great vacation and we catch...More

Thank mrsbaa85
Reviewed 26 September 2012

I'm suprised to see the few poor reviews of this museum saying how there were "odd" things in it. That is what makes this great museum so interesting! Not only are there Civil War artifacts from Gettysburg and other battlefields, but so much more you...More

Thank Brittany B
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Upon visiting Gettysburg in July the past two summers, this museum rates top on my list. I visited lots of the paid museums, but Eric's establishment just pulls me in with the great diversity of items that are housed in his museum. There is so...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 18 September 2012

This museum is very detailed, giving you background about the Civil War both before and after the battle of Gettysburg. You will need at least 2-3 hours if you want to enjoy and take in the many photos and stories. Our museum ticket included the...More

Thank MSC73
Reviewed 17 September 2012

I visited Gettysburg in August and after reading reviews on Tripadvisor decided to have a look at the Gettysburg Museum of History. You can hardly call it a Museum, it's the lower level of a historic house that has display cabinets in a few rooms...More

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gmoh, Manager at Gettysburg Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2012

I want to take this opportunity to apologize for not finding your email earlier. My email kicks some hotmails and others into a “spam folder” . I receive over 200 emails per day and sometime when they do not go into my regular email I...More

Reviewed 15 September 2012

this museum is the best one I was in and I go to Gettysburg about 3 times a year plus its FREE! The owner is very nice, he has plenty of artifacts from all eras! So please don't miss out on this meseum!

Thank cindy s
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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!