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Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center

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Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
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+1 717-338-1243
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

"A New Birth of Freedom," narrated by Morgan Freeman, orients you...

"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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We enjoyed all of the different things to do from the museum to viewing the movie and the cyclorama. We were also able to get a auto tour map and we drove through the park at our... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed all of the different things to do from the museum to viewing the movie and the cyclorama. We were also able to get a auto tour map and we drove through the park at our own pace. The history of what happened at Gettysburg, PA is as sobering as it is fascinating. Visiting parks such as this is... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great representation of an incredibly sad time in out history. Movie and cyclorama are an excellent way to start any tour of Gettysburg.

Thank Lucy W
East Berne, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You must go to the museum and visitor center. The folks at the center are so helpful with advising you on things to do and see at the park. The movie and round painting are so worth the money, which is not that expensive at all.

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Charlotte, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this facility along with our visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield. Really informative, great museum.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great experience. The film and cyclorama was awesome. The exhibits were very educational but keep you interested as well.

Thank Toni T
Sunbury, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very large building but not much inside. Do have a great Civil War gun collection. Gift shop is good size also

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked an evening session at the cyclorama, after the visitor center was closed. We got a lecture on the history of cycloramas as well as the work that was done to restore the one that we have. Afterwards we got to get up close to the painting to see all the fine details. This was well worth the $20... More 

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Thank you for your review! We love the Evening with the Painting program. It's a truly unique way to learn and see the painting. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Starting with the movie and cyclorama at the visitors center really set the stage for the museum and then the drive on the battlefield. Well worth the price and experience.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in the area the museum is a must see. It will take about 2 hr but it could take longer . Also, a tour of the battle fields is a must. If cost is an issue there is a self guided tour map at info center. The town is very nice and lots of restaurants and souvenir... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the best way to start your Gettysburg visit. It gives you the history and visua information to get you started for an amazing story in our history. The cyclorama is absolutely awesome.

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