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Gettysburg Museum of History

219 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2315
+1 717-337-2035
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This is a history museum. Not just articles from the Civil War, but also WW1 and WW2. I real do not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gregory C
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Elmira, New York
Great museum if you like military and US history.

Eric Dorr has done an amazing job curating a collection of US Civil War, WWI, and WWII memorabilia... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Timothy H
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Arlington, Virginia
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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 2 weeks ago

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 4 April 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 1 April 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 20 March 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 13 March 2018

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

Thank staab22
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Reviewed 8 March 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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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This wonderful museum is well worth the stop. Seen on the History Channel show, “American Pickers,” the curator is very knowledgeable. Large World War 2 section too.

Thank History-Nerd-Jim
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

This establishment feels like a twist between a Flea Market and a museum. There are some interesting pieces, and the lay out is easy to get around. Nothing, however, justified that this museum collects income from selling modern right wing tokens such as shot glasses...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

This was a great place to stop on a rainy day, they have a lot of unique exhibits. The biggest challenge was the layout. There are a lot of artifacts/exhibits in very small areas and one general path for people to walk. Passing someone is...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

There was so much memorabilia to see spanning years of history. I was pleasantly surprised that it was not just artifacts related to the Civil War. There is plenty to grab the interest of all ages. Thanks for your passion to preserve and share.

Thank christina b
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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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Good Grief, I see it. very obvious now.
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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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