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“Needed Museum”

Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum
Ranked #13 of 107 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Start your Gettysburg visit here, and STEP INSIDE one of the Civil War's most historic buildings--discover inspiring stories about the first day of fighting, care of the wounded, and the larger issues of faith and freedom. Take a guided tour of the famous cupola used by Gen. John Buford, and can wander the halls and hear the floors creak. Group friendly. Family friendly. Handicap accessible (except attic and cupola).
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Jeannette, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Needed Museum”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

You get the full experience of the first day. Also the view is spectacular. Well worth the money to see.

Visited May 2014
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Springfield
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great museum”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is such an overwhelming place to visit. We visited on National Museum Day so it was free to get in but we did pay for the cupola tour which was $22.00 per person. I think it was totally worth it. The museum is wonderful. They tell you to start on the fourth floor which gives you an overview of the Battle of Gettysburg and then you go down to the third floor which shows about the injuries and deaths during the battle. The second floor is about religion and how the slaves/freed slaves were treated during the war. I loved going up into the cupola and our tour guide showed us where different things happened. It was awesome and totally worth it. I would highly recommend going and planning on spending a good two and a half hours or so there.

Visited May 2014
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Oak Grove, Kentucky
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nicely laid out”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

Very nice displays and love the layout. Has numbered rooms on each floor so you can follow the sequence of events. Nice staff.

Visited May 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
664 reviews
266 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
“Restored to its former glory”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

This museum opened on July 3 rd, the 150th anniversary of the battle. The hospital function this building played during the war is portrayed in diorama-like scenes. The trip up to the cupola offers a view across Seminary Ridge and surrounds.

Visited July 2013
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
327 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“One of the best museums in Gettysburg”
Reviewed May 17, 2014

In my opinion: Seminary Ridge museum rivals the National Battlefield Museum for providing a clear and detailed explanation of the battlefield outside the seminary; how the injured were treated at the seminary and how religion and religious differences played a role in the War between the States. We walked the floors and climbed the stairs that combatants and injured walked. Highly enlightening. The price was approximately $9.00 USD per person (and an additional fee for the cupola tour experience).

Visited May 2014
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