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Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-338-1243
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Interesting way to spend the day

Good place to start your visit to Gettysburg. We enjoyed the film and the cyclorama very much... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Forest Hill, Maryland
New Center, restored Cyclorama

Cyclorama restoration was impressive, showing the 365 degree view of the battle at the High Water... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Barbara A
Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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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 2 days ago

Good place to start your visit to Gettysburg. We enjoyed the film and the cyclorama very much. Plenty of free parking and free maps so you can do your own driving tour of the battlefields.

Thank omawalker
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cyclorama restoration was impressive, showing the 365 degree view of the battle at the High Water Mark. Museum has tons of exhibits, videos, and relics. Very informative.

Thank Barbara A
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a day well worth going to. Museum is packed with History & Information. As far as tour of battlefield goes- suggest you use your car. Other tours run about $45 per person. With your own car you can stop and get out to...More

Thank Denny B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been here on three occasions. Great short introductory video, and even better museum. The Pickett's Charge Mural is a must see.

Thank Rich W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of the better Visitor Centers we've been to, the only downside is the parking can be a ways away if it's busy.

Thank filipo86
Reviewed 4 days ago

We live in PA so we are blessed to be able to visit this historical area many times a year. Every once in awhile we pay to see the film, cyclorama and museum and it's always worth the time and money. My daughter was much...More

1  Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very well done museum and gift shop. Highly recommend this for anyone who wants to understand what went on at Gettysburg before going out to the battlefields. The extra money for the movie and cyclorama is worth it.

Thank Harmony5859
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved the museum. A person could spend days there. Around every corner there are interesting artifacts, short films about a particular part of Civil War history, and so much more. Do not miss the Cyclorama. It is stunning! 16 and 14 year old boys enjoyed...More

Thank griffincooper
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum has so much information, artifacts, and displays that tell the stories of the battle of Gettysburg and the civil war. The cyclorama room is worth the trip alone. The presentation of the cyclorama is one of the best I have ever seen.

Thank Piznat
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the Visitor Center, Cyclorama, and Museum today and it was all inspiring! The Visitor's Center was very organized and the staff was very informative and helpful. We bought a combination ticket for the Cyclorama, Museum, and bus tour and decided to do the...More

Thank Billy E
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Sandra G
I keep hearing about the battle re-enactment. How does that work and can I drive straight to see it and then go back to the visitor center? Where would I drive too?
May 24, 2017|
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Response from gfcommunications | 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
How much time should one allow to visit this museum?
June 6, 2016|
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Response from 03gator | Reviewed this property |
1-2 hours for the museum
Are there any discounts for veterans?
May 31, 2016|
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Response from Bob F | Reviewed this property |
Active Duty ID is in fact free