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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” (563 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a great museum that was interesting for the whole family; both adults and our 11 yo son enjoyed it

Thank Traci L
GettysburgFoundation, other at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Traci. Thanks for sharing your feedback! Readers will benefit from learning that your son had a good experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed the video, which was a perfect lead-in to the cyclorama. The cyclorama is a work of art that puts the viewer into the battle. It was well worth the time and cost.

Thank Jennifer B
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Jennifer. Thank you for your rating and review. We're pleased you had such a positive experience.

Reviewed 14 January 2018

The visitor centre including museum and cyclorama are both quite good. Try and do the movie etc before you do the tour as it makes all the places you visit make sense

Thank PVK48
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi, PVK48. Thank you for your rating and review. We agree that visitors should come here first to get a refresher on the War before heading out on to the Battlefield.

Reviewed 9 January 2018

When you visit the battlefields at Gettysburg, start at the museum and visitor center and museum. Go ahead and pay for the museum and presentation. (Save a dollar with a military discount). If you can, read Killer Angels before you go. Also, read up on...More

2  Thank clarencestiehm
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi, Clarence. Thank you for sharing your review and your knowledge. We're sure readers will find your thoughts very interesting!

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Me and a friend were road tripping and we took a divert over to Gettysburg as we like to learn about the American history and it was worth the trip over, The tours give you soo much information about the civil war and the final...More

Thank Phileano
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Hi, Phileano. Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're happy you made us apart of the your road trip. Thank you for the pic, too!

Reviewed 4 January 2018

Although the admission to the battlefield is free, once you are in the visitor centre you are going to have to part with some cash. We spoke to one of the Rangers about what would be best to see given the limited time we had...More

Thank LiciaW
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foudation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Hi, LiciaW. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your visit. And, yes, we agree that the Cyclorama is pretty spectacular. Hopefully, your feedback will help future visitors plan enough time for their visit. Thank you for sharing your photos, too! We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This was our first stop and I’m glad it was! We went through everything the museum has to offer and even though they do not accept the America the Beautiful pass, it is worth every penny.

Thank Nicole C
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hi, Nicole. Thanks for visiting and for sharing your feedback.

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Visited the Gettysburg Museum and Visiting Center with family. It is a very nice museum with an elaborate gift shop. The film on the Gettysburg battle is awesome and was very educational and well done. Following the film we visited the Gettysburg Cyclorama which was...More

Thank Stratisss
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hi, Stratisss. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your recent visit. We're please to read that you enjoy the Film and Cyclorama so much. We agree that visitors to town should stop here for a refresher before visiting the Battlefield.

Reviewed 29 December 2017

We had not been to Gettysburg since the new visitor center opened, so we knew that it would be much better than the previous one. But it still surprised us in good ways with all the videos and with the newly restored diorama. Since we...More

Thank BSK5
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hi, BSK5. Thank you for your feedback on your visit and the new Museum & Visitor Center. It's great to read that you had a positive experience.

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The Hub of Gettysburg. Take a tour of the battlefield and enjoy the wide screen film. Give a few hours for the movie, tour and museum.

Thank Maxebird
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hi, Maxebird. Thanks for visiting and providing feedback. We agree, a few hours is a must.

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apatriot73
11 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
3 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
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
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