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Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum

111 Seminary Rdg, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1718
+1 717-339-1300
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Awesome perspective of the Civil War and Gettysburg battle! Definitely take the Cupola tour!

This museum is fairly new and has focused on specific topics and is a great perspective of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sandy B
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Michigan Center, Michigan
Neat

Very nice building. The layout was pretty cool and the information about the history of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
r0bertk1984
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Kenton, Ohio
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Start Your Gettysburg Journey at the Heart of the First Day’s Fighting. Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg, is located on Seminary Ridge along the National Park Service's auto tour route. Three floors of exhibits connect individuals and groups to the dilemmas which led to the Civil War, provide a powerful and personal view of the battle's first day, and show the work of one of the battlefield's largest field hospitals.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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111 Seminary Rdg, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1718
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is fairly new and has focused on specific topics and is a great perspective of the Civil War and the battle at Gettysburg. There are 3 floors with different perspectives laid out in the rooms on each floor. The first floor focuses on...More

Thank Sandy B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice building. The layout was pretty cool and the information about the history of the building and what happened there was very informative. Only complaint was we were told after we purchased our tickets that the cupola was an extra $20.00. That was one...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I work in the museum field and this place really did themselves proud with their renovation. The museum was well thought out, has a fantastic location to explain the battle and is relevant without being extreme. How many American flags, swords, guidons and weapons can...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They invested $13 million to renovate and it is quite impressive. Perfect way to start your visit to gain a historical perspective if you've never been to the battlefield before. Great collection of artifacts and the copula tour is well worth the money. Tour guide...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum would be worth the visit alone - probably the best museum I have visited dealing with Civil War medicine - but add a guided tour to the cupola and this is a must see in a must see location. Excellent 30 minute guided...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum is run by top notched folks who also conduct programs which are by far the best. The museum itself is a haunting experience of the horrors of the war brought to life in a very unique way. Don't miss this wonderful place!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're in Gettysburg to learn more about the battle, this is a must stop. The roll the Seminary played in the battle, and the saving of lives is beyond significant. They have done an excellent job in their displays and presentation of the story.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Seminary Ridge Museum houses an excellent overview of the battle around this building during the Gettysburg battle. There are four floors of exhibits outlining the battle history, it's role as a hospital, and the division between religions as they tackled the slavery issue. They...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

A little pricey but worth doing. You have to go to the cupola. The guide did a great job explaining the history. You really can see the story unfold with this awesome view.

Thank Susette C
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

A very comprehensive and moving account the the Civil War. There is ongoing audio of accounts written by people who lived thru it along with excellent displays encompassing 4 floors.

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Don L
September 14, 2017|
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Don L
September 14, 2017|
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Response from mamabear3111 | Reviewed this property |
There is also a very small gift shop with reasonably priced souvenirs so might want a little cash for this. We actually got our tickets with a package we purchased through the B&B we stayed at.
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MrsRuthAnn
August 31, 2017|
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Response from Hemo14 | Reviewed this property |
We purchased the tickets at the museum. No need to get them ahead of time.
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