Shopping at Gettysburg's Best Civil War Souvenir Shops

Home to the American Civil War's turning point - the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 - Gettysburg attracts scores of visitors who want to explore the historical sites and museums, go on battlefield tours and participate in ghost walks. Be that as it may, those are not the only things you can do in Gettysburg. Shopping for civil war souvenirs and antiques can easily be a highlight of your trip. BBonline has compiled the best civil war souvenir shops in town, so be sure you visit the following places while staying at your charming Gettysburg Bed and Breakfast. This is Gettysburg shopping for souvenirs at its finest.

Gettysburg Gift Center
297 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
(717) 334-6245

Conveniently situated in the lobby of the American Civil War Museum, the Gettysburg Gift Center is a first-rate souvenir shop and one of the town's largest. It features an impressive array of Civil War collectibles, art prints, sculptures, books and other educational materials. The center also offers one-of-a-kind and limited edition products such as home decor, toys, games, apparel and music, all housed in 3,200 square feet of shop space.

The Union Drummer Boy
13 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
(717) 334-2350

Specializing in bona fide Civil War artifacts, The Union Drummer Boy stands just off Lincoln Square in the heart of the town. Take a trip from your Gettysburg Inn to the shop and peruse their large selection of artifacts, all guaranteed 100% authentic. These include swords, muskets, revolvers, carbines, artillery shells, uniforms, flags, historical prints, photographs, sculptures, medical instruments, documents, accouterments and more. The store also offers appraisals for authenticity.

The House of Bender
1 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
(717) 334-4315

Housed in a circa 1817 Stoever-Schick building that was once a general store, a professor's residence and a Union hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg, The House of Bender is the biggest gift shop in town. It prides itself in being the exclusive dealer of the Gettysburg Afghan. The store also carries a wide variety of souvenirs including Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs, Boyds Bears Plush, Buxton billfolds, Colonial and Old Virginia soy candles, Anheuser-Busch products, Civil War chess sets, jewelry, apparel, cards and more. Many items come with free gift wrapping, a nice extra to all your Gettysburg shopping finds.

The Horse Soldier
777 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
(717) 334-0347

A family owned and operated store, The Horse Soldier specializes in military antiques dating from the American Revolution to World War II, with the American Civil War as their strongest emphasis. They offer an extensive collection including artillery, edged weapons, firearms, military accouterments, insignia, books, patriotic covers, letters, civilian and military photographs, autographs, documents, prints, musical instruments, medical instruments and excavated battlefield relics.

The Gettysburg Quartermaster
419 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
(717) 398-9176

A must-visit for any Civil War collector, The Gettysburg Quartermaster features a wide assortment of military gear. There are thousand of items including swords, guns, bullets, firearms, equipment, tools, documents, accouterments, accessories, books, buttons and military vehicles. You can send $3 for their illustrated catalog.