Things to Do in Gettysburg

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Things to Do in Gettysburg

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  • Pawleyspair741
    Pawleys Island, SC29 contributions
    We went on morning tour of downtown Gettysburg with Ken Rich and afternoon car private tour of military park with Truman Eyler.
    Do not think we could have had any better tour guides. Both gentlemen was extremely knowledgeable and quite personable.
    We especially recommend taking the private tour of the battlefields rather than doing the self-guided audio tour. Yes, it does cost more, but it is well worth the cost to get the perspective, guidance, comments, and personal questions answered.
    Written May 19, 2022
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  • Dave
    Hubbardston, MA86 contributions
    Outstanding representation of the Gettysburg Battle as well as events leading up to and after the battle. Very thorough and detailed exhibits. To read most of the material takes approx 3 hours just in the museum. The movie provided a great introduction and the cyclorama presentation was great. We would've like a little more time in the cyclorama. You're sort of rushed out after a few minutes. Unfortunately the Cafe was closed on Sunday.
    Written May 16, 2022
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  • BeachSteelerfans
    Daytona Beach, FL28 contributions
    This museum visit should be paired with the Shriver House museum just down the road. It is a great visual as to the rich and poor families in Gettysburg and how they were affected by the battle in their rural town. The docent presentation before entering the house were the only civilian death occurred during the battle was excellent.
    Written May 1, 2022
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  • Jim L
    Albany, NY241 contributions
    This is good to stop and take photos, walk around, walk on. However, it is currently closed to visitors for the remainder of the year and into next to do needed restoration work.
    Written May 8, 2022
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  • Dave
    Hubbardston, MA86 contributions
    Definitely worth visiting to pay respects and Honor our veterans. A very moving place of honor. It was the last part of our tour. Where Lincoln gave his "few appropriate remarks" that will forever honor these soldiers.
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Joe T
    2 contributions
    You can’t leave Gettysburg before going! Great view and there were re-enactment guys walking around!
    Written May 2, 2022
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  • KalNJ
    Delaware139 contributions
    President Eisenhower's home after he left office. You have to buy tickets and take a bus from the Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor Center. We heard facinating stories from the park ranger, toured inside the home, saw pictures Eisenhower painted, Mrs. Eisenhower's knick-knacs (there were a lot, but we understood that's just a small sample), and more.

    The park rangers even have a putter and golf ball so you can practice on Ike's green!!!
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • Rita S
    Redlands, CA7 contributions
    The owner of the house did our tour. She brought the house back to life. She and her husband did a wonderful job restoring the home. No it’s not a silly fake haunted tour. It’s an authentic perk back into the past.
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • Jim L
    Albany, NY241 contributions
    This bridge is nice to visit. There may be a few folks walking around or fishing, but usually not many folks there. If the water is calm and it is a sunny day - it'll make for a great photo.
    Written May 8, 2022
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  • KDAA
    East Hartford, CT689 contributions
    I went here mostly as I wanted to do the cupola tour. That was well worth it. Besides the feeling of being in such a historic location and having a great view over Gettysburg, the guide was excellent - very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. I highly recommend this. He gave a great overview of Day 1 (so much so that you could skip some of the Day 1 movies and information on the 3rd floor).

    The museum focused on Day 1 of the battle, its use as a hospital, and the local population. It was interesting. A note of caution - the exhibits around its use as a hospital are graphic depictions of what it was like. If you are sensitive or have young children, I'm not sure this is for you (or skip that floor).

    My recommendation is to go for the cupola tour and then enjoy the museum. While the museum is interesting, I wouldn't say it is a must-see by itself.
    Written April 27, 2022
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  • Grammie321
    Boston, MA143 contributions
    An absolutely must see if in the area. Viewing the film, the cyclorama and visiting the museum took the better part of our day. The film, narrated by Morgan Freeman, was well done and set the stage for visiting the museum. The cyclorama is a beautiful piece of art that takes you back in time and gives you the feeling of being there. The museum is fantastic. It's well organized and the white arrows keep you moving in the right direction.
    If you are short on time skip the film and cyclorama and do just the museum and watch the various short films on display there.
    Written April 10, 2022
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  • Mack2424
    Huntington, WV235 contributions
    The restaurant was great . i had the steak and it was cooked perfectly . My wife had the salmon and she loved it . our service was top notch
    Written May 5, 2022
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  • BeachSteelerfans
    Daytona Beach, FL28 contributions
    We arrived here by my mistake and thank our good "misfortune". The 'show' was an excellent first thing to do on our Gettysburg history day. It gave us a very good sense of the scope of the engagement and compensated for the growth of the area since 1863. When we commenced our auto guide tour by car we were able to see past and thru the building that has occurred over the years and get a feel what it was like back in that hot July.
    Written May 1, 2022
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  • toofrank4u
    Lynchburg, VA117 contributions
    I cannot recommend this enough. One of the best overall building filled with everything yo might want.. Up front that momento gift shop loaded with high quality and not too bad prices, friendly and helpful folks, Bathrooms (only saying because We are older people.....
    Not a clutter, and history.....
    And interactive exhibits, and you can FEEL the Time
    Written May 3, 2022
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  • Darcie M
    Marion, IA13 contributions
    COVID protocols didn't lessen this experience. We were met at the front door by a very friendly gentleman who gave us a summary of the house and its occupants. Another ranger on the path of the tour was available for any extra info. Best of all, it's FREE!
    Written December 3, 2021
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