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“must stop here on Gettysburg tour”

Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center
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US$8.95*
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Gettysburg Heritage Center and Museum Admission
Ranked #6 of 112 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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed April 4, 2018

This is a nice museum and gift shop. There's also a film on the battle of Gettysburg which is very well done and entertaining. I recommend.

Thank MamaAyinde
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GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Hi MamaAyinde. Thanks for your positive review and feedback. In addition to the film, A New Birth of Freedom, the Cyclorama painting is a must see!

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

My wife and I were in the area and decided to stop in and see what the Museum had to offer. Since the Civil War has always fascinated us as a historical event, there was much to learn from this venue.

Thank LordThomMohr
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GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Hi, LordThomMohr. We're so pleased you stopped in and had a positive experience.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

I would recommend starting your day in Gettysburg here. You can take the free bus around to a few stops, or ride the circle. I was amazed how spread out things are. Also save time for the book/souvenir shop. Tremendous amount of items for most budgets & tastes. The guides are knowledgeable about whAt type of tour would best suite your interests. There are also a few free exhibits before you need a ticket, which was just enough for me. I wanted to get out & about .

Thank mswanson01
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GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Hi, mswanson01. Yes, we also recommend that visitors starts their day here. They'll get a refresher on the battle and choose the right trip type for the battlefield.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Way to over priced as well as most of Greedysburg, this town has become nothing more then a rip off of people looking for nice weekend, you now have to pay to park on every street.

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GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Hi, hatcreekcattle. The Gettysburg Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic, educational organization operating in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) to preserve Gettysburg National Military Park and the Eisenhower National Historic Site, and to educate the public about their significance. The Foundation provides NPS with funding to preserve the Gettysburg battlefield, care for its monuments, acquire historical artifacts and educate visitors.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

If you love American history and especially interested in the Civil War, this is a great place to spend half a day or more. From the introductory videos to the cyclorama to the 16 rooms of history and artifacts, there’s a lot to do. All the exhibits are tastefully done and extremely well curated. This provides great backdrop to going onto the battlefield tour.

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GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Hi, David. Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts with future visitors. There certainly is a lot to do. We recommend setting aside at least a couple of hours to see the whole thing. And, we agree, that guests will be well-prepared for their Battlefield tour after visiting.

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