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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
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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
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To commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg, begin your visit at the official...

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.

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Perfect place to bring a teenager, agree with the other reviews. Fabulous film, cyclorama and museum. We did a tour in the afternoon and we were very glad we did the visitor... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
aimeescanlon
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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of fantastic information and attention to detail. Very clean. Courteous staff. The video was excellent. The only complaint was how crowded and rushed you are in the cyclorama. It is so crowded you can't move around and enjoy the spectacular painting. Once the show is over, you are rushed out before given an opportunity to really take it all... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect place to bring a teenager, agree with the other reviews. Fabulous film, cyclorama and museum. We did a tour in the afternoon and we were very glad we did the visitor first!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The powers that be did something correct for a change. Allow a day to go through the exhibits. Also, while there, the cyclorama needs to be experienced. It is a sobering experience and another reminder of the price men paid. The cafeteria food is okay...overpriced, I think; yet, it's in the same building. The gift shop has something for everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The film is a perfect way to begin your visit to Gettysburg, It sets the scene and will enhance your appreciation of the battlefield as you tour it. The museum is excellent - well laid out and easy to walk through and enjoy. Give yourself an hour for the museum if you want to get the benefit of the displays.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am not the Civil War buff my husband is, but I learned so much in this museum. We enjoyed the myriad of choices. I even learned that some states fought for both sides.!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a wonderful treasure! We visited the museum and watched the film on the war which gave a great overview of the 3 day battle. The film was followed by visiting the Cyclorama depicting the battle scenes. Since we didn't have time to visit the museum AND the battlegrounds, we chose to tour by car while listening to a terrific... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an excellent museum, very modern. Great movie, as well as a top notch gift shop (try the sarsaparilla)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We as a family of 6 visited the Gettysburg Battlefield and decided to pay the extra $ to have a Guide ride in the car with us and explain the battle. It was the best spent $ ever, our guide Dave was so knowledgeable and made the battle feel like you were a part of it. He was eager to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the light show but maybe a little on the expensive side. Typical gift shop. We stopped in Gettysburg on our way to D.C. and it was too cold to walk around so we would like to return in the fall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is fantastic for an introduction as to what happened here in Gettysburg. The film is excellent and informative. The cyclorama is a sight to behold. Museum is interesting with lots of interesting memorabilia. Im sure the car tour is worth it if you have children.

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