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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 today

We had been meaning to visit this important spot in our nation's history for some time. We started our tour with a visit to the museum and visitor's center. The film and cyclorama gave you an excellent foundation for touring the battlefield, and made it...More

Thank jchansen14
Reviewed yesterday

This was an excellent experience! The museum is excellent and has nearly 2 million artifacts from the Civil War! We loved the museum and the Cyclorama was amazing. Every American should see this place!

Thank doneill241
Reviewed yesterday

very informative, great piece of history, a must for everyone to appreciate what our ancestors did for this country

Thank Anna M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An excellent over view of the great battle, we saw the cyclorama, walked the museum, had a great tour guide in our car and visited the Eisenhower home we took three days visiting the different sites generally you have to take the buses to the...More

1  Thank Don L
Reviewed yesterday

It has been several decades since our last visit to Gettysburg. The Visitor Center (opened in 2008) is a much needed facility. This is the place to jump-start your day. You are able to gather information, get maps, purchase tickets, book tours, visit the museum...More

1  Thank Wm G
Reviewed yesterday

The visitors center was big, nice, and very clean. The museum was one of the best we've seen. You walk through different rooms with information, displays, and awesome pieces of history. We though the parking was bad. Even the handicapped parking is a long walk...More

Thank gwensullivan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the film cyclorama then toured the museum then took the bus tour to the battle field with a tour guide who was great. It makes so much sense to see it this way because it is a lot to comprehend. We spent a...More

1  Thank AmyJHear
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the place to start your battlefield visit. Information centre with maps, buy tickets for a bus tour of the site , on your own, or with a licensed guide and to see the film. It is a very large area with over 1,400...More

1  Thank lgmsomerset
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved the film narrated by Morgan Freeman, great short intro for young kids. Museum has lots of artifacts and is informative

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to get information and buy tickets and the woman who took care of us was really nice and took the time to explain how things work there and got us to where we needed to be.

Thank Rose W
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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