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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
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1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must see if you are in the area the movie educates you and the diorama is simply amazing. The museum is small but informative. I suggest you get a guide who goes in your own car with you if you want to...More

Thank Stella F
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We went to the 4pm informational and Interactive Gettysburg battle with the park ranger .. he was awesome! Informed ! Peppy! And professional! Would recommend going to that free reenactment!! Was so helpful when we did our own auto tour! We also did the movie,...More

Thank Christina B
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

With all the updates related to the 150 year anniversary of the battle, you have a very modern facility that feels brand new. It is the focal point of learning the history of the battle as well as the Civil War and Lincoln. I arrived...More

Thank Scott V
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

My wife and friends that we went to Gettysburg with had not been to the museum, so I had to take them so see the film, museum and especially the Cyclorama. It is amazing and even more so when you learn how, when and where...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Excellent job to our tour guide for being so dramatic and informative during the entire tour. Well Done!

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Very clean. Prices a little high. We didn't go thru the whole museum because we were waiting for the tour

Thank MARGARET B
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We paid for a battleground tour, the short film, diorama and the museum and it was well worth the price. The battleground tour took about 2 hours with a host who explained the different battles in Gettysburg spanning 3 days from Cemetery Hill to Little...More

Thank Joan C
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We had gone to Gettysburg a number of years ago and they were working on the new buildings then. The new facilities are outstanding, both the museum and the cyclorama. They have cleaned and repaired the cyclorama, which is located in the same building as...More

Thank Pat D
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a fascinating place to see among everything else in this town. There is a lot to see and learn about Gettysburg here.

Thank CAVD
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

For those that are not too familiar with the Battle at Gettysburg, first timers, this is the place to start. You start off with a short film that gives you an overview of the 3 day battle, then the Cyclorama which is the world's largest...More

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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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