Gettysburg Museum of History, Gettysburg

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Get a sense of Americana from the broad, diverse collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, housing artifacts from the Civil War and World Wars I and II, as well as items associated with U.S. presidents and pop icons. Made famous by the popular television show "American Pickers," the museum is owned and curated by passionate collector Erik L. Dorr. See Civil War memorabilia, such as a frock coat and carbine rifle, as well as some rather bizarre relics, including a lock of Marilyn Monroe's hair and a portion of a car seat stained with JFK's blood. Arrange your visit to Gettysburg Museum of History and discover more family-friendly attractions in Gettysburg using our Gettysburg vacation trip planner.
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  • August 11, 2017
    From the outside, this museum does not look like much. We wanted to check it out because it was featured on an episode of Mysteries At The Museum. This museum has a HUGE collection of so many things, ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Off the beaten path we found this little jewel. So much to read and learn. It had many interesting facts about the history of Gettysburg. We enjoyed checking this out before dinner.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    I didn't check yo find out if they were involved in any exacavations themselves, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were!  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    It may seem small from the outside, but don't let it fool you. This museum is packed with incredible artifacts, ranging from the civil war to recent years and everything in between. Some of these artifacts are for sale, so you can have your own piece of history
  • June 11, 2017
    Lots of great history in this building. Awesome place to visit and it's free. Donations accepted.
  • June 25, 2017
    I love very very much Gettysburg Museum Of History President Mark Sepanski THE PEOPLE'S MUSEUM and HAMMER PICTURES
  • June 8, 2017
    An incredible free museum full of incredible artifacts from many periods of history, not just the American Civil War and Gettysburg.
  • June 3, 2017
    The World War 2 section was amazing. My favorite museum so far oh my trip to Gettysburg

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Though Gettysburg offers plenty of lodging options to suit every visitor's budget, remember that you must reserve your room at least a few months ahead of time if you plan to attend the popular battle reenactments. Many inns in the heart of town offer both a sense of history and many modern amenities, including exercise facilities and both indoor and outdoor pools. You can also choose to stay at a comfortable hotel just northwest of the area's historical battlefield complex, located only minutes from downtown.
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