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Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum

111 Seminary Rdg, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1718
+1 717-339-1300
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Excellent Museum!

This museum is second best to only the visitors center. However my husband rated it better because... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Margaret V
Westampton Township, New Jersey, United States
Gettysburg Seminary Museum...Go see it!

This is a wonderful museum. It not only tells the story of this important location during the first... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stafford, Virginia
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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).
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
111 Seminary Rdg, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1718
+1 717-339-1300

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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is second best to only the visitors center. However my husband rated it better because in addition to write ups about the displays it also had realistic settings and short movies to describe the events of each day of the battle. Some times...More

Thank Margaret V
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a wonderful museum. It not only tells the story of this important location during the first day battle of Gettysburg, but includes excellent information about the start of the Seminary in 1831-32, and the care of the wounded during the battle until the...More

Thank KarenS435
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As luck would have it, the Seminary was built with its now famous cupola at the edge of an unplanned battlefield. I'm certain the founders never planned for the school to become a hospital or place for war-ravaged souls to take their final breath. Our...More

Thank Paula2930
Reviewed 1 week ago

3 things were shown well here. The local impact of the battle. They showed the role of children living there. They discussed the religious views of the time as relate to slavery. Medical treatment of soldiers displayed as well. I am a nurse and found...More

Thank mamabear3111
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the minister's home that was turned into a hospital, so there were many, many rooms of medical history. Excellent. We did not do the cupola extra, but it was thrilling to be there.

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Living within 20 miles of the location and always looking for something to see in this historic town and battlefield found this historic site which I knew about but never entered the museum. In previous times the hours were limited but yesterday BAM the museum...More

Thank Earl H
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the Civil War's most historic buildings. Sure the cost is a little pricey, but worth it! Seriously, how many times are you going to walk into the Cupola? It's a museum, so consider the fee your donation to preserving the inspiring stories fighting,...More

Thank Jesse R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Put this on your list of places to see in Gettysburg. We were able to do the tour with the Cupola (used in the movie "Gettysburg") and spend some time with our guide. She was great and very knowledgeable! They have 3 floors set up...More

Thank Doug J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to visit this area and were excited at the thought of going to the cupola that played such a large role in the battle. Unfortunately the cost was extremely prohibitive. The museum was $9 per person which was not bad, however to go...More

2  Thank Vinyard G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum and somewhat of a hidden gem for the first time visitor to Gettysburg. Paid extra for the Cupola tour and was well worth it.

Thank Rich W
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11 September 2016|
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Response from Majikwolf | Reviewed this property |
Yes, 3 hours should give you enough time to see all three floors of the museum !
30 June 2016|
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Response from Justin P | Reviewed this property |
is not a ride however it is very cool museum multiple different artifacts. There's also tour of very top. I do not know price off hand however please go to the following web address go to Google and type in destination... More
Mike S
16 June 2015|
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Response from courtney106 | Reviewed this property |
It starts on the 3rd floor of the museum. There is an elevator to the 3rd floor. So only 2 flights up. The are not long flights. Not a lot of steps and you are able to rest in between. It is well worth the effort. It... More