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Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-338-1243
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Another National (Parks) Treasure!

The entire battlefield is a beautiful and respectful memorial for those men who fought on BOTH... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stow, Ohio
A Must-See for Gettysburg Trip

Visited after living in the area for many years. Sorry we didn't go sooner so we could highly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Carol K
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-338-1243
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Reviewed yesterday

The entire battlefield is a beautiful and respectful memorial for those men who fought on BOTH sides of the Civil War! However, you MUST read up on the battle BEFORE you visit so that you will get the most from the experience. The visitor center...More

Thank Goldfinch2324
Reviewed yesterday

Visited after living in the area for many years. Sorry we didn't go sooner so we could highly recommend this to visitors and friends. Not a Gettysburg/Civil War buff but living in S Central PA - so ... The displays were interesting and informative but...More

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 2 days ago

The visitor center is so well done and be sure and see the movie and cyclorama. We loved seeing all the memorabilia in the museum.

Thank mccaskill2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

I read a recommendation of 1 - 2 hours at this museum. We spent 3 hours and didn't finish it all. The information booth has informed individuals manning it and the gift shop is very large. We ate in the restaurant, which was ok and...More

Thank travelinggal49
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed all of the different things to do from the museum to viewing the movie and the cyclorama. We were also able to get a auto tour map and we drove through the park at our own pace. The history of what happened at...More

Thank Dana M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great representation of an incredibly sad time in out history. Movie and cyclorama are an excellent way to start any tour of Gettysburg.

Thank Lucy W
Reviewed 4 days ago

You must go to the museum and visitor center. The folks at the center are so helpful with advising you on things to do and see at the park. The movie and round painting are so worth the money, which is not that expensive at...More

Thank _cwhite8839
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this facility along with our visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield. Really informative, great museum.

Thank Dwaine H
gfcommunications, Director of Marketing and Communications at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dwaine, Thank you for your kind words! We are so proud of our museum.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great experience. The film and cyclorama was awesome. The exhibits were very educational but keep you interested as well.

Thank Toni T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very large building but not much inside. Do have a great Civil War gun collection. Gift shop is good size also

Thank Chad B
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Sandra G
I keep hearing about the battle re-enactment. How does that work and can I drive straight to see it and then go back to the visitor center? Where would I drive too?
24 May 2017|
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Response from gfcommunications | 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
How much time should one allow to visit this museum?
6 June 2016|
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Response from 03gator | Reviewed this property |
1-2 hours for the museum
Are there any discounts for veterans?
31 May 2016|
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Response from Bob F | Reviewed this property |
Active Duty ID is in fact free