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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
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-338-1243

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Reviewed March 16, 2016

The people aren't too friendly that work here but the museum and exhibits are great. It is better than the old building it was in when we visited back in 2007.

Thank Tony M
Reviewed March 15, 2016

I'm not much of a history buff and rarely take time for these kinds of things, but we had an hour to kill and this was recommended. So glad we went! It was very interesting and so neat that they have so much stuff from...More

Thank DHancock
Reviewed March 13, 2016

I have been here before and love all of the history and the displays. You can learn a lot about the battle.

Thank Linda P
Reviewed March 12, 2016

We found all the staff friendly. Parking is free. Reasonable admission, even better with AAA membership, includes a film narrated by Morgan Freeman, a audio/light show with the Cyclorama and admission to the museum itself. Our boys enjoyed the Junior Ranger program. There's also a...More

Thank Kinneylynn
Reviewed March 12, 2016

The museum is very well laid out, and has displays that are both film documentary format and displays with written explanations. We spent over an hour looking at displays, in addition to the cyclorama upstairs

Thank Shelia M
Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

This was My second trip here but I was rushing the first time. I wanted to take a bus tour here and it was a great choice. Got to center about a hours and half before the tour started. It was perfect as I saw...More

Thank jon c
Reviewed March 11, 2016

The Cyclorama is marvelous! The museum is well laid out and great fun. Morgan Freeman narrates the film. A great gift shop. The cafe is a bit pricey, but it's all for a goo cause

Thank Peter S
Reviewed March 11, 2016

I didn't have time to go into the museum but I was amazed at the outside displays. The bookstore and souvenir shop was amazing; you could easily spend a few hours there just looking at the books. The building fits in with the Pennsylvania landscape....More

Thank Dave D
Reviewed March 7, 2016

What a great visitor center. The cyclo-rama is an amazing piece of history. Take your time and watch the movie and listen to the cyclorama presentation. It provides a great base of knowledge and understanding before visiting the battle grounds. The walk-through tour is great...More

Thank wingrash
Reviewed March 6, 2016

Everyone should go see the museum and visitor center! Very reasonable priced, with great exhibits and artifacts. They real tell a great story of not just the battle but of our nation and the effects of the war on our population.

Thank Karl H
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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