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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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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum has an amazing collection of artifacts from the Battle of Gettysburg including many weapons and uniforms. The movie "A New Birth of Freedom" was very well done and informative. Finally, the presentation using the Cyclorama painting is moving. The painting is beautiful.

Thank Danette B
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Danette. Thanks for visiting and for your review. We agree that the film and Cyclorama are highlights of a visit to the Museum and Visitor Center. Come again!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed seeing the museum. My husband and I and three adult children all enjoyed seeing the different things in the museum we also enjoyed going to the auto tour. We purchase the CD to do the order tour before we realize we did not...More

Thank bbarthels
GettysburgFoundation, Public Relations Manager at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting and for your review, bbarthels. We're happy you had a positive experience. And, good piece of advice about the CD player for future visitors! Com again!

Reviewed 6 days ago

You can walk this on your own but having one of the guides who are available makes your time much more interesting.

Thank dbld2015
GettysburgFoundation, Public Relations Manager at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, dbld2015. Happy you had a positive experience with a guided tour. Thanks for visiting! Note to future visitors: the Museum and Visitor Center is where you can arrange your tour.

Reviewed 6 days ago

What an outstanding facility! You could spend hours in here and everything you need to know is just a ranger away. Find out when/where programs start,schedule a bus or car tour ,it's all here!!

Thank unionboy
GettysburgFoundation, Public Relations Manager at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for sharing details of your experience, unionboy. Come back soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The film refreshes you on the Civil War and Gettysburg. Then you see the Cyclorama which is a very neat, in depth 360° painting. Be sure to also look at the artifacts in the museum.

Thank Missy H
GettysburgFoundation, Public Relations Manager at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks you for sharing your feedback, Missy. We agree that the Museum and Visitor Center is where you should start your day. Refresh yourself on the War and the Battlefield and arrange for your tours. Thanks!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Me and my girlfriend came here for the very first time this year, at the age of 47, we absolutely loved the museum and the town. This is a must visit place for anyone who can appreciate History. The exhibits and panorama were great, take...More

Thank m090497
GettysburgFoundation, Public Relations Manager at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, m090497. So happy to hear you and your girlfriend enjoyed your visit to the Museum and Visitor Center as well as the Battlefield and other sights in Gettysburg. We agree that it's a fantastic place to spend a few days. Come again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited so many museums the world over and found this to be right at the top, simply awesome. A visit here needs to be on the list of every American, I was horrified, I was inspired, I was left in awe. The museum is...More

Thank scottsM1122TK
GettysburgFoundation, Public Relations Manager at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, Scott. Thank you for your review and for considering the Museum and Visitor Center one of the top in the world. Wow. We agree there is so much to see and learn about American history here. Please come again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A well laid out and very interesting start to any visit to the battlefield. The museum is particularly worthwhile. Make sure you pick up a free map of the self drive tour.More

Thank Phil P
GettysburgFoundation, Public Relations Manager at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, Phil. Thanks you for your review. We agree it's the place to start your visit to Gettysburg. We offer a variety of tours--reserve a Licensed Battlefield Guide, take a bus tour, or tour on your own using a CD or field guide book from...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The movie is biased but the painting is worth the price of admission. The museum can be overwhelming if you read all of the plaques. But you have short films through out and a chance to sit and think. Follow the flow and leave all...More

Thank gayle u
GettysburgFoundation, Public Relations Manager at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, Gayle. Thank you for sharing your feedback with readers. We agree that you need time to see all that is available including artifacts, the film, Cyclorama and more.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the cyclorama. It was very cool! Would have liked a few more minutes to view it after the show since the painting was so amazing. The museum offered a lot of information. Will need a second trip to absorb a little more. Worth the...More

Thank mdkcioffi
GettysburgFoundation, Public Relations Manager at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, mdkcioffi. Thanks for sharing your feedback. We agree that there is so much to see. Come again soon!

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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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Vamo_1_2_3
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
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Mary2324
6 June 2016|
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1-2 hours for the museum
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