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“WOW!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center

Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
+1 717-338-1243
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Ranked #4 of 30 Attractions in Gettysburg
Type: Museums
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Owner description: To commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg, begin your visit at the official Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. The Museum and Visitor Center features the breathtaking Cyclorama Painting created in 1890 depicting the fury of Pickett's Charge, the film "A New Birth of Freedom" and the extensive Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil war. Purchase tickets prior to your arrival online and reserve a battlefield guide licensed through the National Park Service. Starting June 6, The George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site opens its summer season for tours and program.
Elk River, Mn
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“WOW!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Become a character in this great battle. Art fans, civil war fans, and even casual observers can be awed by this fascinating place.

Visited July 2012
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Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This was an awesome experience an not that expensive. It was neat to hear the story and see it on the Cyclorama. Something you should absolutely check out.

Visited June 2012
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“If you haven't seen it recently - GO!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The new cyclorama has been restored and improved since debuting in its new home at the National Visitor Center. It truly is a sight for your eyes, young or old. The painting is wonderfully depicted, capturing scenes of the battles of The Civil War. I think I could stare at it all day if allowed to. Alas, you are limited to a time slot so all visitors can have a chance to view this masterpiece. Well worth going indeed!

Visited October 2012
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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“cyclorama”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

very well done, a must see. Much better thatn is was at the previous location. New visior center is great.

Visited December 2012
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“19th Century Entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This is a time trip back to the the 19th Century form of entertainment. The scale of the painting that makes up the history of the battle will blow you away

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