Activities for a Rainy Day in Gettysburg

What to Do in Gettysburg When it Rains

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  • sara h
    5 contributions
    Anyone could spend a whole day there. Did the movie and the panoramic painting. well worth the money.
    Written May 24, 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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  • Crosscollector
    Columbia, SC25 contributions
    Ms. Marcia is an excellent tour guide. I love her accent, and personality. She is very knowledgeable about the history of the house and the Shriver family. Very enjoyable and entertaining tour. I highly recommend it.
    Written May 27, 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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  • sara h
    5 contributions
    We ate at the tavern. Very busy place with 45 minute wait. It was worth the wait! Food was excellent and the service friendly and helpful with suggestions or needs.
    Written May 24, 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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  • Cheryl M
    34 contributions
    Our tour guide, Eric, gave the four of us an enthralling history of the men and history of the battle of Gettysburg. We stopped at key viewing areas to give us a feel for what happened in 1863. He never missed a beat when we asked questions and he impressed us with his knowledge of History.
    Written May 24, 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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  • Michael L
    New Kensington, PA45 contributions
    I recommend this as a stop on your Gettysburg trip. The owner is a very fascinating man. His collection is vast. Take the simulated Funeral Train ride.
    Written September 28, 2019
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  • Gene R J
    Silver Spring, MD8,015 contributions
    We stopped here before our overnight at nearby Country Inn & Suites by Radisson and spent the midday shopping the new outlet center; buying shoes at Famous Footwear, clothes at Columbia Sportswear, then having lunch at the food court, choosing among the 6 popular restaurants.
    The newer facilities are right off the Rt 15 Freeway and the Baltimore Pike with a large Sheetz Gas at the intersection.
    Written August 29, 2020
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  • NEofAZ
    Yuma, AZ1,041 contributions
    elegant example of a train station from that time period which of course is where Lincoln stepped off his train prior to going to the future Gettysburg National Cemetery.
    Written April 26, 2021
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  • Stevea
    1 contribution
    This was an excellent collection of war items from all American Wars. Best Museum of our visit to Gettysburg. A real value a $7 per adult.

    Caution - we checked on the web and several sites said this Museum was closed on Wednesdays which was not true. It was open and very worthwhile.
    Written September 15, 2021
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  • mlc317
    Browns Mills, NJ134 contributions
    What a quaint little spot. I had the place to myself so one of the owners and I spent the time talking and walking through the exhibits. They are all handmade by two sisters. There are a few rooms to tour and they are always making more exhibits. Kids might enjoy it as well.
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • Josh Y
    Lewistown, PA20 contributions
    This is by far my favorite museum to visit while in town. It's full of the oddball stuff you will only see once. It does have very limited hours but it is definitely worth it.
    Written January 15, 2019
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