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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visitors center is a must to start this visit to one of our Nation's most important National Battlefields. The Cyclorama is a one of a kind and the largest in the US. The Staff was friendly and knowledgable and always ready to answer questions.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We parked our RV in the RV lot and spent 8 hours driving the auto tour. We took a ton a pictures and stopped a lot along the trail. If you just drive it without stopping you can get it done in about 2-3 hours....More

Thank EFW2014
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hands down. Best civil war collection. The way it's set up helps you understand the chain of events leading to gettysburg. It also has one one the only signatures of Abraham Lincoln. I've ever seen on display. It's a massive museum so make sure you...More

Thank Chuck W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Plan your time carefully based on what your interests may be. There are several components presented in various ways. The battlefield is immense.The information presented there can be in an overview or deeply detailed.The material available inside the Visitor's Center is presented in several different...More

Thank debwilloughby
Reviewed 2 days ago

My boyfriend and I visited Gettysburg earlier this week and went in with no plan. We weren't sure how we wanted to tour the battlefield and weren't sure of what options we had. Uncertain of how we would understand and learn about this battle, we...More

1  Thank MK9797
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, MK9797. Coming to the Museum and Visitor Center first is a great way to begin your day. Here you get a thorough refresher of the Battle of Gettysburg and plan your visit to the Battlefield. Thank you for your feedback on about the iPad...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

The Rangers love it when reenactors come in and people talk to them about their units and what it is like to do this. My son did his Senior High School Project there and the Rangers thought the world of him.

1  Thank Lori T
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, Lori. Thanks for sharing your experience with living history at Gettysburg!

Reviewed 2 days ago

When visiting Gettysburg, this is the first stop you should make. Lots of info about the area, free ranger programs, and staff to answer questions. Plenty of free parking.

1  Thank Tom B
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, Tom. Thanks for sharing your feedback. We're happy you had a positive experience.

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the best place to start your visit to Gettysburg. Packed with information and the museum is really well done.

Thank armandoandangeline
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Armando and Angeline. Thanks for your feedback! We're happy you had a positive experience.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Reasonably priced and as much Civil War history as you care to absorb. Timed entry into the Cyclorama. If you buy online you save a couple of bucks and skip the ticket line by going to the Will Call desk (you do run the risk...More

Thank blueswarrior
GettysburgFoundation, Marketing Communications at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you, blueswarrior, for your thorough review. We think the Cyclorama is well worth the trip, too. It may interest you to know that this amazing painting--longer than a football field and weighing in at 3 tons--was almost lost. By the early 20th century, it...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

So glad we came here before we 'took on' the battlefield itself. The narrated film sets the scene for a story that is as huge as the many square miles of the battlefield itself. Morgan Freeman's voice is so reminiscent of the fabulous PBS series...More

Thank sooz_1957
GettysburgFoundation, Marketing Communications at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you, sooz_1957, for your very thoughtful review. We appreciate the time you took to let others know about what's here. The story of the Gettysburg Cyclorama is indeed interesting--and it caused excitement in 1884 when it was first displayed, too!

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susanj329
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
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Vamo_1_2_3
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
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Mary2324
June 6, 2016|
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1-2 hours for the museum
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