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“Unusual Little Museum”

Ronn Palm's Museum of Civil War Images
Ranked #53 of 108 things to do in Gettysburg
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

Not really sure when we went in here what we'd find. The guys went in while the ladies were shopping and then we followed. We were pleasantly surprised. It is a nicely curated private collection of photos of soldiers, mostly from Pennsylvania, who served in the war. There are some artifacts as well. It humanizes what sometimes seems to be just statistics. It's free but give him a donation as thanks for sharing his collection.

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Reviewed 8 December 2013

A great place to visit. So much to see. Ron is very knowlegeable and his collection is amazing. Do not miss a chance to visit this museum and see that faces and hear the stories of those that fought the war.

Thank David H
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Ronn Palm's Museum of Civil War Images is a must-see if you're visiting Gettysburg. Ronn has carefully and professionally curated his renowned collection of Civil War photography into a moving display focused on the soldiers who served with several Pennsylvania regiments. Seeing the actual "faces of war" in Ronn's museum stands in moving contrast to the stone sentinels that dot the battlefield itself. It's also a great primer on the arms and equipage of the common fighting man. While you could tour the entire display pretty quickly, I reccomend you take your time and chat with Ronn, who is incredibly knowledgable and friendly. Civil War photography is now prominently featured at places like the Library of Congress and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but the best collection in the country might be right under your nose in Gettysburg! Be sure to check the hours of operation carefully prior to a visit, because availability is limited. Highly reccomended.

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Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

Wonderful museum! Ron is a great guy and has excellent stories and a wealth of knowledge about the civil war. The museum is his private collection! He has alot of passion and his collection is a great contribution to the Gettysburg experience. Go Bucktails!!

Thank Rmann885
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

What an amazing collection! The owner is a very kind and knowledgable man, and his love of civil war history is contagious. You get a sense of the real human cost of freedom as you see the faces in these photos. Most photos have names and specifics about each solider. A must see! Take my advice, skip the ghost tours and the t-shirt shops and go talk to Ron about his photos. You'll be glad you did!

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