Boonsborough Museum of History, Boonsboro

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Open Most Sundays, May-Sept. from 1 to 4; Calling ahead is advised. Also open by appointment.

Admission Free, Donation Requested

Free parking

Just minutes from interstates 70 & 81

Doug Bast, Owner/Director

Extensive displays of Civil War relics from the local battlefields of South Mountain, Antietam and Harper's Ferry, including personal items of Confederate Officer Henry Kyd Douglas.

Rare books and documents

Large collection of firearms, from tiny watch fob pistols to canons weighing nearly a ton; over 500 edged weapons from around the world.

Antique china and glassware

Indian artifacts from North, Central and South America, including stone weapons, pottery, beadwork, and a cane that was carved by Chief Geronimo.

A collection of lighting devices that span 2000 years - from Roman pottery oil lamps to Art Nouveau electric lighting.

Ancient artifacts including a Roman bronze safety pin ca. 100 b.c., an Egyptian mummy statue, and rare Chinese stirrups from the T'ang Dynasty.

Recreations of a Cabinetmaker's Shop of 1860 and a 19th Century General Store with displays of dolls, toys and authentic old-time merchanise.

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  • This quiet museum is not short of amazing. It is only open on certain hours on summer Sundays and a quick knock on the door will open a incredible visit to both history lover and enthusiastic... 
    This quiet museum is not short of amazing. It is only open on certain hours on summer Sundays and a quick knock on the door will open a incredible visit to both history lover and enthusiastic...  more »
  • Mr. Bast has more knowledge about the Civil War than anyone I have met. He has 3 cases of handmade bullets. As a school teacher, I was fascinated with the Gatlin Gun---which was invented during the... 
    Mr. Bast has more knowledge about the Civil War than anyone I have met. He has 3 cases of handmade bullets. As a school teacher, I was fascinated with the Gatlin Gun---which was invented during the...  more »
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  • Excellent museum! One of the coolest, most interesting museums I’ve ever been to. They have such an eclectic collection and the display cases, walls and ceilings are packed with incredible items. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly too. Don’t miss this one if you’re in the area!
  • Wow! An amazing collection of historical guns, ammo, knives, equipment and artifacts of historical proportion. As a civil war buff this visit was the highlight of my trip from the midwest while in Maryland.

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