Boonsboro Museum Of History
The Boonsboro Historical Museum
 Photo: Jennifer S.
The Boonsboro Museum houses a unique collection of historical objects of local and national significance, plus Civil War relics, the evolution of firearms and American Indian artifacts. The displays of the Civil War relics include from the local battlefields of South Mountain, Antietam and Harpers Ferry, including personal items of Confederate Officer Henry Kyd Douglas. 
Rare books and documents including the MARTYRS' MIRROR (largest book printed in Colonial America), a rare Basel imprint dated 1513, and a land deed signed by "Mad" Anthony Wayne are stored here. A large collection of firearms- from tiny watch fob pistols to cannons weighing nearly a ton. Over 500 weapons from around the world, including a gauntlet sword inlaid with pure gold.

The museum also has displays of antique china and glassware, Indian artifacts, a varied collection of lighting devices, ancient artifacts from the B.C.E. (before Christian Era) period, and reconstructions of a of a Cabinetmaker's Shop of 1860 and a Nineteenth Century General Store with displays of dolls, toys, and authentic old- time merchandise.

The Boonsboro Museum is located on 113 N. Main Street in the town of Boonsboro. Open May through September, or by appointment from one to five p.m. on Sunday. There is an admission charge. Group tours may be made by appointment. For more information phone 301-432-6969.

More information on Boonsboro can be located at the following links:

The Interactive Atlas of Western Maryland: Boonsboro

City.Net Boonsboro, Maryland

Yahoo! - Regional:U.S. States:Maryland:Cities:Boonsboro



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