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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  • An absolutely must see if in the area. Viewing the film, the cyclorama and visiting the museum took the better part of our day. The film, narrated by Morgan Freeman, was well done and set the stage... 
    An absolutely must see if in the area. Viewing the film, the cyclorama and visiting the museum took the better part of our day. The film, narrated by Morgan Freeman, was well done and set the stage...  more »
  • There is A LOT to see but it's in a VERY tiny space! Lighting could be better too. They have several very good YouTube videos too. 
    There is A LOT to see but it's in a VERY tiny space! Lighting could be better too. They have several very good YouTube videos too.  more »
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  • It is an absolute shame how this man runs this place! He accepted special treasured war memorials from family members of World War II veterans. Now he is only open on weekends. His Internet site said he's only closed on Tuesdays. I'm a big fan of the History Traveler and made a special trip to see this place. I show up on a Wednesday and a sign says they're closed and only open on weekends. A UPS truck pulls up and a woman opens the door. I told her I drove up special from Florida to see the museum and she could not have shut the door fast enough and told me we're closed. I can't believe he accepted war treasures from The Band of Brothers members under these circumstances. It's my way of paying my respects as I go to each Museum to honor what the greatest generation has done. I was also prepared to make a large donation to the museum. I would think the wifes and children of these war heroes would want their veterans treasures back to go to a museum that would display them at least 6 days a week. I also can't believe the YouTube history Travelers series now attaches themselves to this third class Museum.
  • By far our most favorite stop in Gettysburg. Admission is free but they do ask for donations to help with operations. There are tons of relics from the battle of Gettysburg, and also relics from the World Wars. My favorite room was the Kennedy room with artifacts from his administration. We had the pleasure of speaking with the owner, and thanked him for sharing his amazing personal collection with us. A must visit for history buffs and respectfully honors the casualties of the battle, plus the history of the town of Gettysburg. Give yourself plenty of time to take in this collection, I could have easily spent a few hours here.

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