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Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center

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Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
Phone Number:
+1 717-338-1243
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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To commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg, begin your visit at the official...

To commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg, begin your visit at the official Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. The Museum and Visitor Center features the breathtaking Cyclorama Painting created in 1890 depicting the fury of Pickett's Charge, the film "A New Birth of Freedom" and the extensive Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil war. Purchase tickets prior to your arrival online and reserve a battlefield guide licensed through the National Park Service.

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The visitors center has changed so much and for the better. The Cyclorama really depicted what happened in Gettysburg. Great facility. This is a very educational facility and a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visitors center has changed so much and for the better. The Cyclorama really depicted what happened in Gettysburg. Great facility. This is a very educational facility and a great start to visiting the battlefields in Gettysburg.

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Alamo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum and Visitor center is a must on your visit to Gettysburg ! It has a bunch of neat exhibits, a awesome book store, museum , the largest painting in the world, and watch the movie it is very good as well ! It will help set the tone to then visit the site ! I highly recommend !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the exhibits were quite incredible. This area is great for learning more about the civil war and history within the area. It also helped the teens in the family increase their knowledge within their studies in school. Very interesting and insightful area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't sure where to begin so we started here. We purchased a ticket to the film, cycolorama, and museum. All were excellent especially the film and cyclorama. We spent over a half day here and could have stayed longer. If you aren't sure where to begin, this will give you a great start. We plan to come back in... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started the day with our private tour guide Roy Frampton. He was exactly what my history loving husband wanted! Roy took us day by day through the battle and shared wonderful facts and stories of Gettysburg. Couldn't have asked for anything better! Use the private tour guides as they have so much knowledge and facts that you'll be fascinated by... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visitor to the center gets a detailed, colorful and well thought out experience of just what it was like to be involved in hell on earth.

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Burlington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great experience. Plan on spending some time here if you really want to get an insight on what took place in Gettysburg.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best way to start your battlefield visit is the video presentation and cyclorama. Really gives a nice overview and feel for what happened on these sacred grounds.

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Greenwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All of the history contained in this building is amazing. I only got 20 minutes in here, didn't get to see the movie, but got to see a lot of of very interesting things including all the weapons along the walls that were used during the war. It was amazing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This venue absolutely gives the best overall understanding of how the two armies met at Gettysburg and how the three days of battle played out. Once a visitor has the overall picture, then go to the battlefield. For a first time visitor, a guided tour by a ranger or a licensed guide will really make the three day event understandable... More 

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