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Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-338-1243
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"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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (617 reviews)
“civil war” (561 reviews)
“gift shop” (304 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a resident of Arlington Virginia I am very familiar with museums in the National Capital Area. I have to say that the GNMP Museum and Visitors Center is on par or even superior to the best of them. This is an interactive facility that...More

Thank DrChipB
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum and visitor center is a great place to start any trip to Gettysburg. The people are very friendly and sincerely glad you are there.

Thank Bestadidas_Traveller
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the film followed by the amazing cyclorama. Very helpful guides. Great deal of insight before touring the battlefields.

Thank triptips60
Reviewed 1 week ago

Going to the visitor center and taking advantage of the film and museum will help you understand how terrifying the war was. Gave you details that you didn't learn in school

Thank dutch49117
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, dutch49117. We're pleased to hear you had such a positive, educational experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the money . . . movie was educational . . . cyclorama is truly impressive . . . didn't have enough time to spend in the museum (we did spend 5+ hours . . . and it wasn't enough!)

Thank Bob L
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Bob. Thanks for visiting and for sharing your positive feedback. While it differs for everyone, we agree that visitors should set aside a few hours, at least.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Must do stop for Gettysburg visitors. The cyclorama painting, the largest oil painting on display in North America, is particularly worth your time. The highly-realistic painting features an orientation film and a guided viewing experience that is captivating. Visitor's center also has parking (arrive early...More

Thank regiontravelreturns
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, regiontravelreturns. Thanks for visiting and sharing your positive, detailed feedback with us and readers.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building and great gift shop. We only had a few hours in Gettysburg so we asked for advise at the Information Desk on what we should do. They recommended a guide who would join us in our car and take us through the battlefields....More

Thank SLWS1
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, SLWS1. Thanks for sharing your feedback. We're happy to read that you put your limited time to good use with a guided tour.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Gettysburg, this should be your first stop. Plan to spend a few hours and take in the museum and film, and schedule a guided auto tour to get the most out of your trip to Gettysburg. There is no admission fee...More

Thank noworries2000
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, noworries2000. Thanks for your helpful review. Stopping here first, visiting during off-times and planning to spend a few hours is valuable advice.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a history buff, this is the place to go!..Enjoy the short film and panoramic painting with the history of the battle. I thought I knew about the battle, but I learned a lot of new information!

Thank breddig1963
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, breddig1963. We're thrilled you had such a positive experience and learned so much. Come again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor center is the best I have seen for civil war sites. Be sure to see the video and painting. Well worth the entry fee/

Thank Bruce R
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Bruce. Thank you for sharing your review and thoughts with us and future visitors. Great to read that you had such a positive experience.

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apatriot73
10 November 2017|
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Response from bliming | Reviewed this property |
We traveled with a handicapped family member and she had no trouble enjoying the battlefield. If you get to the visitor's center early there are handicapped parking spaces near the entrance. Also, you can drop someone off... More
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Karen J
2 October 2017|
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Response from michaelbO2911HX | Reviewed this property |
I just looked at the WEB site and it does show book for the "Gettysburg Heritage Center and Museum" not the visitor center. You clicked on the wrong link. If you had scrolled down to the link for the web site you would have... More
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susanj329
10 July 2017|
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Response from GettysburgFoundation | Property representative |
We do recommend seeing the film and Cyclorama before you take a battlefield tour. The visitor center is not far from town--several minutes by car, however there are two dining options in the visitor center and there are... More
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