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Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center
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$8.95*
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Gettysburg Heritage Center and Museum Admission
Ranked #5 of 82 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: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed July 23, 2013

If you visit this you've got to see the Cyclorama (spl?). It is just awesome. It's a painting of the battle done in the round and modern effects.

Thank j c
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Great place to start any visit to the battlefield. You can purchase tickets to the Cyclorama, museum and guided bus tours there. Food is a bit expensive in their food court.

Thank PAmomroadtripper
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

If you're truly looking for a museum that actually tells of the battle of Gettysburg, go somewhere else. I suggest visiting the downtown museums or touring the battlefield on your own.This monolith to Liberal Leftist politics is a disgrace to the Civil War soldiers that fought there. This museum indoctrinates the unsuspecting tourist into the progressive liberal agenda. If you are a civil war buff you will be appalled. Just watch the film and you will understand. Those of you who remember the old museum, before the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation took over, will be shocked when you enter this museum and find that hardly any of the artifacts that were in the old museum now displayed in this museum Most are in a warehouse. The museum even sold off the battlefield map. The "only" display that actually informed tourists about what had occurred in this important Civil War site. Parking is atrocious because they built the museum on wetlands. But don't worry they have close parking for "green" vehicles and not for veterans. While beautiful to look at it from the outside is one of the worst examples of a historical museum I've ever seen and I've been to many Civil War sites. This "money pit" of a museum dishonors those who fought on the battlefield!

10  Thank Rich T
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This should be everyone's first stop on a visit to Gettysburg. The video and cyclorama were wonderful. The video really sets the stage prior to touring the battlefield. The cyclorama was more impressive than I anticipated. It was well worth the money. If you ask, there are AAA discounts. I was not as impressed with the museum, but it is worth a quick walk through. This is also where we purchased our audio tour. The audio tour was around $30, and it was well worth the money.

Thank Brittany P
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The visitor's center has a museum and a cyclorama that provide a great launching spot for your trip out to the battlefield. The cyclorama is amazing and has benefited from advanced technology to really tell the tale.

Thank anglophile0709
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