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“Nice place”

Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center
Ranked #2 of 103 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: "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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Has a good spot to buy memorbilia. Interesting to walk around the free parts of the place. We did our own tour with the map telling us a little about each place. It was a nice place.

Visited July 2012
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“Don't miss it!”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Be sure to set aside at least two days for your visit and tour of the battlefields. Take one of the guided tours ... either on CD in your car (several variations are available online, or is the bookstore), by group bus or better by hiring a guide who will drive your car and spend a lot of time with you and the folks in your car.

Visited October 2012
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“VERY moving”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Aside from the high price, we were moved by the presentation. Try not to miss it. The private sector company did an excellent job in a well timed show. The graphic depiction of Pickett's Charge, painted in 1883, was vivid. If you know the story you will be shocked by the carnage shown on the canvas.

Visited October 2012
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“Cyclorama WAS once a great experience!”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

The Cyclorama is a far cry from what it once was. It was originally in an inconspicuous building that blended into the local terrain, but after being "Taken Over" by a few local MULTIMILLIONAIRES, they have built this MONSTROSITY of an eyesore, that is SUPPOSED to look like a barn, and to which they now charge this exorbitant fee to enter. The "Cyclorama" was actually much better displayed in the older building, than in this monstrosity of a structure.

The building is so huge, and the parking areas so remote from the building, that they should be served with trams, or at least some sort of conveyance that would make it possible for disabled, elderly and young family's to enjoy it. As it is not small children and handicapped persons are too worn out till they get to the building to be able to enjoy it when they do finally get inside.

IF you have the energy remaining after finally getting into the structure, there are some nice exhibits available, as well as video, etc IF one has the funds left after gaining access to pay to see it.

Visited November 2011
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“Take a tour”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Excellent tours by the park rangers -- they know details nobody else knows and can explain questions. They have to take tests so they understand exactly what happened, how battles in the park were fought and why battles were won or lost.

Visited October 2012
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