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Gettysburg Museum of History, Gettysburg
(4.7/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • If you are a history buff,definitely go to this place! It has artifacts from all wars,not just gettysburg. Info on JFK,Hitler,ww1 ,ww2, on up to 9/11. It even has lingerie from Marilyn Monroe and Eva ...  more »
  • nice small museum not all about the Civil War. Other conflicts included along with historical personnel such as Kennedy, Johnson. Curator very helpful. 
  • The museum was great but the movie and cyclorama were the best. Great value for the money, which was 11.50 for seniors. 
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  • It's definitely a nice facility. Huge upgrade from what they used to have. There's some neat stuff to see inside and pretty nice videos to explain the battle. Not a fan of the interactive panoramic mural. Waste of time if you ask me. I'd rather just look at the mural because that in itself is pretty amazing. Too bad they got rid of the old storytelling map that took you through the battle. That was the most helpful for anyone who actually wants to understand what they're seeing when they tour the battlefields from an overall perspective.
  • It's a nice to place to visit. The movie is boring but the Cyclorama is awesome. The best part was the employee that looks like General Lee . Come to find out he portrays Lee ....I could of talked to him all day. (swooning) :) And buy a ticket to Eisenhower's farm...it's an interesting time warp.
  • This is one of the most amazing places I've been to lots of cool stuff from many wars and history. Neat stuff like hitler's actual things he used and lincoln's hair. Highly recommend! Great museum keep it up.
  • Unbelievable collection of military artifacts from the Civil War World War 1 World War 2 Korea and Vietnam are exhibited here. Friendly staff. Also other presidential photographs and items are on display. A trip to Gettysburg National Park without visiting the museum would definitely be in incomplete trip. I go there now every time I'm in town. I found out about it from the show American pickers.
  • Really enjoyed the short time I was in the museum. A lot of fun and interesting history going on in there. Make sure you donate to the museum, since it is a private collection, and free to the public. I highly recommend this place to everyone.