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Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-338-1243
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"A New Birth of Freedom," narrated by Morgan Freeman, orients you to the battle; then see the sights and hear the sounds of the battle in the historic Cyclorama Painting Experience. Finally, tour the museum, packed with original artifacts and interactive exhibits. Tickets and shuttle bus to Eisenhower National Historic Site and seasonal programs at Spangler Farm Civil War Field Hospital from Visitor Center. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, USA Today Top 10 Places to Visit, AAA Gem. Purchase tickets prior to your arrival online and reserve a Battlefield Guide (licensed through the National Park Service) through the Gettysburg Foundation, non-profit partner to the National Park Service at Gettysburg. Admission fee for Cyclorama, Film and Museum. Entry to Visitor Center, Museum Bookstore and Refreshment Saloon is free.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-338-1243

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not only is this place full of amazing information, but its beautiful. Looks brand new! We signed up for the cyclorama and museum tour. Excellent!!

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth the small fee. Great artifacts and displays. We can't wait to visit again! Definitely gets you into becoming a civil war buff.

Thank Dell H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved this place. Wish we would have had more time to wander the grounds. The Battle in a Box was a great explanation.

1  Thank Amber S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is part of the National Park system. The Cyclorama tells of the short 3 day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg. Amazing painting in the round of the whole battlefield. Many authentic displays in the museum. There is a fee, but the museum is free....More

1  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Visitor Center is large and clean. The Bookstore was very large, sold T shirts, mugs and some other related items. My complaint was the fact that everything had a separate cost to it, from the museum to everything else they wanted you to view...More

1  Thank 169PollyT
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

All the way from Texas to see this most beautiful land. After following the Civil War Trail across the US, this place ties everything together. Tour guides are amazing with knowledge and the park has done an outstanding job making this available to all of...More

1  Thank Robert F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not happy with several things about the Gettysburg Museum and Visiror Center. First, the rude park ranger I encountered at the information desk. If he is tired of answering simple questions, why not get another job doing something he is happy at? Being rude and...More

1  Thank Alejandro J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting history of the battle of Gettysburg and Civil War. The mural is outstanding and should not be missed. The museum appears to be small in size but is well organized and is larger than it appears.

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum was like most museums. The best part was of the painting/cyclorama... It's worth going to just to see it. If going to battlefields definitely worth stopping by the museum first.

1  Thank dasg23
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is so much to see and so much to do, you can easily spend a few days touring the park and museum. Purists are working hard to maintain authenticity against a modern world, but some elements are simply lost--like Lee's headquarters in the parking...More

1  Thank Jeri N
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July 10, 2017|
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Response from GettysburgFoundation | Property representative |
We do recommend seeing the film and Cyclorama before you take a battlefield tour. The visitor center is not far from town--several minutes by car, however there are two dining options in the visitor center and there are... More
Sandra G
May 24, 2017|
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Response from GettysburgFoundation | Property representative |
Hello, You can find information about the reenactment by searching for Gettysburg Reenactment. The Gettysburg Foundation, which owns and operates the Visitor Center, isn't affiliated with the reenactment. The Visitor... More
June 6, 2016|
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Response from 03gator | Reviewed this property |
1-2 hours for the museum