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“Well presented” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum

Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum
111 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325
+1 717-339-1300
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Ranked #13 of 63 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Start your Gettysburg visit here, and STEP INSIDE one of the Civil War's most historic buildings--discover inspiring stories about the first day of fighting, care of the wounded, and the larger issues of faith and freedom. Take a guided tour of the famous cupola used by Gen. John Buford, and can wander the halls and hear the floors creak. Group friendly. Family friendly. Handicap accessible (except attic and cupola).
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Fleming, Ohio
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Well presented”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Well presented history of the battle at Gettysburg, especially the first day of the battle, through the eyes of the soldiers and civilians alike. Lifelike scenes are recreated. The cupola tours are for the hardcore civil war buffs, because of the $20 cost. Our guide Codi did a fantastic job of describing the various battle lines. It is the best place to understand the scope of the battle.

Visited November 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Must See in Gettysburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This latest museum added to those in Gettysburg is superb. It really covers all aspects of the war from the first day of the attack on Gettysburg until the rebels leave. It treats the topics of wounds and their treatments as well as the effect of the war on the citizens of the town. It has a wonderful display on the black citizens of Gettysburg at that time.

Visited August 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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235 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“A Must Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Four floors of exhibits, short videos with an emphasis on the building used as a hospital along with the family who had lived and worked there at the seminary.

Visited November 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A real gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Just opened recently. The museum is very reasonable, is located on the Seminary grounds. You go up to the fourth floor and work your way down. The top floor details how the battle got started and re-tells the story of the first day. Subsequent floors discuss how the Seminary served as a hospital for the rest of the battle, and other issues of importance to the college. There are interactive activities for kids, and some very quick introductory movies to the themes on each floor. Plan to spend at least a couple of hours. Only complaint is that the gift shop does not have much of interest yet, but then the place has not been open very long. You can pay an extra $20 and go up to the cupola on the roof and see the view that Buford and his fellow officers saw on July 1, but that seems to be a bit pricey for what you get.

Visited November 2013
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Carnegie, Pennsylvania
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“do not miss this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

as the newest museum on the battlefield it is a fitting addition to the site.very well done ,my wife and i really enjoyed our time there

Visited November 2013
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