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Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-338-1243
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Worth the time to visit

We visited on Thursday morning and there were two busloads of school groups. But the staff was... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2016
tomgeol999
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San Antonio, United States
Vacation Stop

Both the wife and I are history buffs. We LOVED this place and suggest everyone like us go. You... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2016
David T
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Independence, Missouri
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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.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

We visited on Thursday morning and there were two busloads of school groups. But the staff was wonderful in separating the adults from the kids. The film well sets the story of the battle, and the Cyclorama is an impressive oil paiinting in the round....More

Thank tomgeol999
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Both the wife and I are history buffs. We LOVED this place and suggest everyone like us go. You will be pleasantly surprised as we were.

Thank David T
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Went thru the museum and did the self guided tour through the battlefield - was really great information. The museum is fascinating and am planning on going back.

Thank tkdmom1
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the visit. The museum employees were very nice. Lots of information. Beautiful battle ground. We also enjoyed visiting the town. Good antique shops. A little commercialized around the battle field. DO NOT get sucked in before you get to the visitor center. It's easy...More

Thank Paige J
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We became completely enthralled with learning everything about The Battle Of Gettysburg. We went to the museum thinking it would be a quick thing, but spent a whole day there. There's a movie, a360 degree painting and the actual museum. All worth seeing. There is...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 26 May 2016

This was an excellent place to visit and well worth the small amount of money it took to get in and paid for the movie too. Had no problems with bringing my service dog. We got to walk around the grounds, which was very interesting...More

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

All the information you need to start your historical experience is here! The museum has some great period artifacts and the movie & cyclorama are so moving. From there the Rangers can help you create a walking route or you can set up a variety...More

Thank jpny070
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We had a wonderful time here. The experience was educational. We saw the film, then went upstairs to the 360 degree room with the full circle painting of the battlefield with narration. Afterwards we then took their bus trip around the battlefield. This was a...More

Thank Randy T
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Enjoyed show - be sure to go to it. Try to see it before you go to the battlefields. The movie presentation was enjoyable narrated by Morgan Freeman - see cyclorama. Was going to skip it but glad we went. Cyclorama amazing.

Thank stella8443
Reviewed 25 May 2016

If its not in here - it is not worth seeing - everything is so interactive - its almost criminal how good this is......if all 3 days of the battle (before and after) and not covered - its AMAZING....the mini films, the historical artifacts -...More

Thank jacksB173YR
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Sandra G
I keep hearing about the battle re-enactment. How does that work and can I drive straight to see it and then go back to the visitor center? Where would I drive too?
24 May 2017|
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Response from gfcommunications | Property representative |
Hello, You can find information about the reenactment by searching for Gettysburg Reenactment. The Gettysburg Foundation, which owns and operates the Visitor Center, isn't affiliated with the reenactment. The Visitor... More
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Mary2324
How much time should one allow to visit this museum?
6 June 2016|
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Response from 03gator | Reviewed this property |
1-2 hours for the museum
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Lynn6265
Are there any discounts for veterans?
31 May 2016|
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Response from Bob F | Reviewed this property |
Active Duty ID is in fact free
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