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“Gettsyburg Museum and Visitor Center Visit” 4 of 5 stars
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Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
+1 717-338-1243
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Ranked #2 of 62 things to do in Gettysburg
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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.
Kennewick, Washington
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“Gettsyburg Museum and Visitor Center Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This visitor's center and museum is a great way to start your visit to Gettsyburg, since it provides a very good historical basis for the events that occurred in July of 1863. The film and cyclorama were very good, and the museum provided as much detail as you care to follow about this critical battle and about the basis for the civil war in general.

Visited June 2013
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“Can't do the Military Park without visiting the Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

A great way to get an overview of the events and what it was like during the battle prior to visiting the Military Park. Provides a great foundation of the names, faces, locations, etc. that you see and hear again while touring the park and ties it all together well. Allow a few hours minimum to explore the museum, take in the films and cyclorama.

Visited June 2013
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“Gettysburg Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

They did a fantastic job on the new museum. Just wish they would have had this several years ago when our sons were with us. My wife and I were very glad to see so many teenagers that were really interested, here and at the other sites.

Visited June 2013
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“Amazing!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Although we did not have as much time as we wished, we were totally captivated by the visitor's center! It is an incredible testimony to expert planning and traffic flow..the bookstore people were helpful.

Visited June 2013
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“Great place to plan your visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

You will find a lot of helpful guides and free literature to plan your trip. Don't forget to visit the gift shop, as there is something there for everyone!

Visited July 2013
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