Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Gettysburg and the surrounding area.

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Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • Doug Bast's House of History

    Doug Bast's House of History

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    Historical museum displays a real human arm with lodged bullet, and a bullet carved to resemble Abe Lincoln, among other odd exhibits.

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    Frederick, Maryland

    This museum has much to recommend, including amputations, embalming, a mummified human arm, and ghosts.

  • Gettysburg Museum of History

    Gettysburg Museum of History

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    Erik Dorr's personal collection of historic relics includes a bloodstained piece of Hitler's suicide couch, Marilyn Monroe's bra, and JFK's underpants.

  • Time Warp: Abe Lincoln Meets Perry Como

    Time Warp: Abe Lincoln Meets Perry Como

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    Bronze statues of 19th century Abraham Lincoln and what sure looks like an awestruck 20th century pop singer.

  • Lincoln Train Museum

    Lincoln Train Museum

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    Miniature trains, plus nostalgia and pop culture memorable -- but the real draw here is the opportunity to ride aboard a replica Lincoln Funeral Train with your host: Abe's ghost.

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