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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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“civil war” (561 reviews)
“gift shop” (304 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor center is the best I have seen for civil war sites. Be sure to see the video and painting. Well worth the entry fee/

Thank Bruce R
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Bruce. Thank you for sharing your review and thoughts with us and future visitors. Great to read that you had such a positive experience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed with the movie detailing the Battle of Gettysburg and the cyclorama was amazing! when you think of what it took to create the cyclorama and how old it is, very impressive. The museum has an amazing amount of artifacts and photographs...More

Thank Carenjames C
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Carenjames C. Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts. We're glad to hear you had such a good experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To clarify, the Auto Tour of the battlefield was incredible as always. But the museum and visitors center had become a bit of a tourist trap. $9 just to walk through the small museum was not a good value. Everything in the gift shop/book store...More

Thank Mike M
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Mike. We're sorry that you did not find value in the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War. This 12-gallery museum is currently displaying more than 1,000 artifacts. The Visitor Center also houses the National Park Service information desk, where visitors can speak to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

History nerds tours with no licensed guides? Why do you sell that scam to people? Shame on you. Gift shop is cute but the people out front smoking at the door was nauseating. Clean up your act.More

Thank dreams5128
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're sorry that you didn't have the experience you expected at Gettysburg, but we're wondering whether you have us confused with The Heritage Center in the town of Gettysburg—History Nerds tours operates from there. The Gettysburg Foundation does not partner with the "History Nerds Battlefield...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started our trip at the Visitors Center and museum. While the National Battlefield is free. There is a fee for the movie, cyclorama, and museum. Its definitely worth it. I was with my wife and kids. The movie was quick and informative. The cyclorama...More

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GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Heyguy74. Thank you so much for your rating and detailed review. We're pleased you had a positive experience!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visitor center is awesome. Very well laid out, so much to see and do. The programs they put on are stunning. I do not believe it is possible to see everything in less than a week.

Thank nurse15601
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, nurse15601. Thanks for visiting and for sharing your positive comments. There certainly is a lot to see!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to Gettysburg many times but always find it interesting. The museum and cyclorama are amazing. I felt a little rushed at the cyclorama but I understand that they need to keep the people moving. I purchased a CD to play in the car...More

Thank Bob B
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So happy to have you back Bob. Thanks for your review and your feedback.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My teenage son and I arrived after lunch, it was raining and cold. So we took in the Museum and Visitors Center. If you don’t start your visit to Gettysburg by taking in the introduction video, the cyclorama and the museum you’re missing out big...More

Thank RUTaxEsq
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi. RUTaxEsq. Thank you for sharing details of your rainy day visit with us. Readers will appreciate reading details of your time here. We agree that this is the place where visitors should start their time in Gettysburg.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing place. In a recently built building, this was designed to be hidden within nature so as not to be intrusive to the surrounding historical habitat. The artifacts, clothing and storyboards are very well done. The short videos viewing areas helped the...More

Thank DE_Auditor
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi DE_Auditor. Thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts with future visitors. We are thrilled you had such a great experience. Come again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum with lots of artifacts from the battle at Gettysburg. Super displays and mini-films describing various events and people. Just loved it. Reasonably priced and worth the visit!

Thank HazelHamel
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, HazelHamel. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts with viewers. We're please to hear you had a positive visit.

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apatriot73
10 November 2017|
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Response from bliming | Reviewed this property |
We traveled with a handicapped family member and she had no trouble enjoying the battlefield. If you get to the visitor's center early there are handicapped parking spaces near the entrance. Also, you can drop someone off... More
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Karen J
2 October 2017|
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Response from michaelbO2911HX | Reviewed this property |
I just looked at the WEB site and it does show book for the "Gettysburg Heritage Center and Museum" not the visitor center. You clicked on the wrong link. If you had scrolled down to the link for the web site you would have... More
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susanj329
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
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