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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-338-1243
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Reviewed yesterday

Not only do you get tickets for all that Gettysburg has to offer here but it's the perfect place to start your visit. The museum is amazing. There is so much to see, plan to take at least two hours for that visit. We enjoyed...More

Thank Planes13
Reviewed yesterday

We had never been here, and were not sure what we were doing. The employee at the desk advised us to see the movie first, then the Cyclorama, and then take the battlefield bus tour. She was right. After, the tickets get you admitted to...More

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed yesterday

This is a great museum. The details of the battle of Gettysburg are presented in video, photograph and artifact in such a way that the visitor relives the battle day by day. Every high school student should see this museum.

Thank ahaskell
Reviewed 2 days ago

We experienced the film and cyclorama first; however, we learned more details about the battle from the museum. I recommend the museum first and then the film/cyclorama second. Excellent exhibits and short videos to explain the 3-day battle of Gettysburg.

Thank 242sherit
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Center offers a variety of ways to learn about the Civil War. The museum exhibits were outstanding, the films were very educational, and the Cyclorama is truly amazing. The artwork itself has a very interesting history. If you better want to understand this great...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a lot to see and do at the Museum & Visitor Centre, I would highly recommend that anyone with even the slightest interest in the civil war visit this place. Very enjoyable and informative.

Thank Jacqui M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visitors center is a must to start this visit to one of our Nation's most important National Battlefields. The Cyclorama is a one of a kind and the largest in the US. The Staff was friendly and knowledgable and always ready to answer questions.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We parked our RV in the RV lot and spent 8 hours driving the auto tour. We took a ton a pictures and stopped a lot along the trail. If you just drive it without stopping you can get it done in about 2-3 hours....More

Thank EFW2014
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hands down. Best civil war collection. The way it's set up helps you understand the chain of events leading to gettysburg. It also has one one the only signatures of Abraham Lincoln. I've ever seen on display. It's a massive museum so make sure you...More

Thank Chuck W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Plan your time carefully based on what your interests may be. There are several components presented in various ways. The battlefield is immense.The information presented there can be in an overview or deeply detailed.The material available inside the Visitor's Center is presented in several different...More

Thank debwilloughby
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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
24 May 2017|
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Response from GettysburgFoundation | 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
6 June 2016|
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Response from 03gator | Reviewed this property |
1-2 hours for the museum