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. See Gettysburg Museum of History and all Gettysburg has to offer by arranging your trip with our Gettysburg online travel route planner .
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  • 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 collect...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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. Th...  more »
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  • Really cool museum with relics from not only the Civil War but from World War 1 & 2, the Korean War, Presidential relics, Hitler relics.... just tons of neat stuff! I could spend hours there just looking at every display case and reading all of the descriptions of the items in them. Next time I'm back in Gettysburg I will definitely be spending more time there!
  • Priced right, it's free! It's got a great bunch of displays, some Civil War and others from different eras. It's certainly worth a stop everytime you go to Gettysburg. The owner and historian Erik Dorr is also a wealth of knowledge and very friendly.
  • Great stuff in this museum and it's free to see. Highly recommend this diamond in the ruff
  • One of the best museums I have visited. So many rare items and a lot of them are for sale.
  • Wow! Interesting & unique!! Definitely add to your Gettysburg to-do list!

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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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