Gettysburg Museum of History

Gettysburg, PA

Where are we going?

Gettysburg Museum of History
219 Baltimore Street

717 337 2035

What is there to do?

If you love history, the a stop into the Gettysburg Museum of History is a must!

Located in the infamous town of Gettysburg (Gettysburg address, anyone?), this fascinating museum is actually one of the largest private collections of artifacts from the American Civil War, both World Wars, Presidencies and Pop Culture in the WORLD!

The Gettysburg Museum of History is home to over 4,000 artifacts, and whether you are a historian, or a keen eyed child, there will be something to amaze you!

Within the American Civil War exhibit you can see a Union bullet and Confederate bullet that actually met mid-air, a Colt Army Revolver left on a kitchen table, uniforms, swords and even letters from the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg.

From both World Wars, you can see even more fascinating artifacts, from Hilter's Window handle crank (yes, that's true!), helmets, uniforms, and even Eva Braun's Monogram silver set!

Love learning about the past Presidents? How about coming face to face with President Abraham Lincoln's personal wallet, a lock of his hair,  and even the only known piece of John Wilkes Booth's splint! You can see see part of George Washington's original coffin from Mount Vernon, Kennedy's suit and Eisenhower's golf clubs!

The Gettysburg Museum of History is also home to some very cool pop culture artifacts too, including Saddan Hussein's personal dinnerware, part of the Wright Brothers plane, and original photos of Bonnie and Cylde!

A fascinating museum in a fascinating part of the USA, where you will be surrounded by such incredibly rich history on your next family day out!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free!

Children: Free!


Need a little extra help?

Just give them a call if you have any questions about the accessibility, they will be happy to help!


When can we go?

Hours change seasonally so call ahead for current hours. Winter hours: 11am - 5pm Friday to Sunday

Open year round


Any top tips?

If you have an artifact from the Civil War or other collectibles that you want to share with the public, they can expand their exhibits through purchase, donation or loan!

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