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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 via mobile

I hadn't been here for many years and was pleasantly surprised by the updated exhibits at the visitor center. The movie and exhibits are excellent and really give you a good background before going out for the car tour. We bought the audio tour and...More

Thank Stephanie L
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Madison, Pennsylvania
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice place and very educational great place to bring kids both young and old! To not repeat the past mistakes we must never forget!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday

Took the wife on the bike and came here to check it out and were both really impressed with the whole experience.

Thank 2014CorvetteStingray
Reviewed yesterday

Gives you an overall encounter of what happended during one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil war. The exhibts change and it is neat to experiance history in a different way!

Thank jlsween98
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While at the Eisenhower farm and the Gettysburg Cemetery we stopped in the museum. There were the usual tourist things to purchase, we did. The museum part of it was quite interesting to me, the history of the guns used in the war and other...More

Thank IdahoFlyer
Reviewed 3 days ago

The center offers the ability to purchase tours and the park rangers were very knowledgeable and informative about the area. Attended two free lectures/tours hosted by park rangers as well as a demonstration at the center and learned a lot about the civil war. The...More

Thank CarolPNewJersey
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful visitor center, large space, not crowded on weekends, able to leisurely explore exhibits, lots of civil war items on display, many interesting stories of the 3 day battle to read. Great place to buy tickets for Eisenhower farm tour

Thank MaryBeth35007
Reviewed 3 days ago

The movie was great and the rotunda was excellent, but they really rushed us up to the rotunda and it was very crowded and difficult to find a good place to stand. Then we were rushed out for the next group to come. But overall,...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely visit this place before heading out to tour Gettysburg. Great bookstore with anything and everything you need to get around Gettysburg. (I highly recommend the 3 disc tour by car option) All employees/volunteers were very knowledgeable and very helpful and were able to answer...More

Thank C D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Handicap access we did the movie and museum tour takes about 2 hours. The upstairs painting and battlefield display and film was awesome also. and Also visited store which had lots of souvenir options.

Thank Theodore R
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Karen J
3 October 2017|
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
11 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