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“boring to me” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Gettysburg Heritage Center

Gettysburg Heritage Center
297 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325 (Formerly American Civil War Museum)
+1 717-334-6245
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Ranked #22 of 30 Attractions in Gettysburg
Type: Museums
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Owner description: Discover... The Town, The People, Their Stories. Bordering the Gettysburg National Military Park battlefield, the Heritage Center is an educational and entertaining experience for families and tour groups of all ages. Learn what the Battle of Gettysburg meant to the people who lived here during the war. Utilizing artifacts, historical documents, interactive displays, and 3-D productions, visitors will gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the town before, during and after the battle. Find out how the people reacted to the invasion of the town - freeze, flee or fight? Hear accounts of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in a time when their home was in turmoil.
Richmond, Virginia
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“boring to me”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

was expecting more but was just boring to me. wax figures looked ragged and old. needed to be cleaned up

Visited September 2013
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“Just for fun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

This place has become a yearly stop for us on our trip to Gettysburg. Yes, it is old and perhaps out dated, but that adds to the charm of it. We were disappointed this year to find the Abe Lincoln robot that comes up from the battlefield at the end was replaced by a video of an elderly man as Abe giving the Gettysburg address! The old creepy hurky jerky Abe Lincoln was the best part of the show! We will probably go back year after year, mainly for the entertainment value. Other people may say its a waste of money... What did you expect for $6.50?

Visited September 2013
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