Boonsborough Museum of History


Boonesborough Museum of History

113 N Main St, Boonsboro, MD 21713

A tour through the museum’s exhibits will give you a much better understanding of what the American Civil War was really like.  Though the collection includes the typical arms and accouterments used by infantry, cavalry and artillery, you will also view many rare, one-of-a-kind objects.

This outstanding collection includes:

  • two bullets that met in midair and formed a leaden embrace
  • a confederate land mine
  • hand grenades (both yank and reb)
  • a Holy Bible kissed by 10,000 rebel soldiers
  • wooden tombstone from a burial on Antietam Battlefield
  • genuine hardtack brought home from war
  • piece of the fence from Bloody Lane
  • human soldier’s bones cared into souvenirs
  • sharpshooter rifle used at the Battle of Gettysburg
  • and brass buckle that stopped a bullet (and probably saved a soldier’s life)
  • and much, much, much more

Museum is open Sundays from 1-5pm May through September or by appointment.  Call Doug at (301) 432-6969