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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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Where to stay in Gettysburg

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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  • The Gettysburg Museum of History is a phenomenal place of history! If you love history, you must stop here and explore whilst in Gettysburg!  more »
  • This site is a don't miss one. It has not only great artifacts of the war but also has a short movie of the battle and the best "cyclorama" that you will find anywhere.  more »
  • Located at the top of Baltimore St. near the heart of Gettysburg, my wife and I stumbled upon this gem last year (2016) and could not wait to bring my sister to this incredible museum. Besides a wonde...  more »
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  • 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
  • Lots of great history in this building. Awesome place to visit and it's free. Donations accepted.
  • I love very very much Gettysburg Museum Of History President Mark Sepanski THE PEOPLE'S MUSEUM and HAMMER PICTURES
  • An incredible free museum full of incredible artifacts from many periods of history, not just the American Civil War and Gettysburg.
  • The World War 2 section was amazing. My favorite museum so far oh my trip to Gettysburg