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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 #23 of 62 things to do in Gettysburg
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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 Utilizing artifacts, historical documents, interactive displays, and 3-D productions, visitors will gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the town before, during and after the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.
Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great job!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This use to be the Wax Museum, but the renovations to it are outstanding. We visited it and both couples made purchases.

Visited May 2015
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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Don't miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Informative, very interesting and great staff. We were blessed to visit at a time that President Lincoln's carriage was there. Loved the museum.

Visited May 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
“Fun Attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a must if you want to understand the battle of Gettysburg. Please take your kids because Gettysburg Heritage Center is a fun attraction.

Visited February 2015
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New Britain, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Worth the stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Gift shop has LOTS of civil war related books and other items. Newley renovated museum was better than I expected, it has lots of really interesting items. Very nice staff!

Visited May 2015
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Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania
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“3D History!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Absolutely Amazing, and very well done. My family and I went here to visit the gift shop and to also see the new museum. Some images and videos are in 3D, you can see if your ancestors fought in the bloodiest battle (and mine were-- Impressive!), and the hospitality was absolutely unbelievably awesome. Sherry helped us a lot while we were there, and she was very easy going and kind to speak with! It's because of her incredible customer service that my family will be back next year to visit!

Visited April 2015
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