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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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“visitor center” (645 reviews)
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“gift shop” (302 reviews)
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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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+1 717-338-1243

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Reviewed today via mobile

Upon entering, it's a bit overwhelming. Get the personal guide for the motor tour. The museum is amazing. The movie is a History channel special.

Thank Stephen O
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent museum and the cinema presentation is highly effective. The museum walk through is excellent. Book you tour by bus first or if you hire a guide to go with you in the car.

Thank Childwall56
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We bought the self guided tour book that comes with cd... and an app! We did not have a CD player so we down loaded the app and followed the map in the book. At each stop it gave us a descriptive explaining where we...More

Thank Aimee M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is nice, clean, and well organized. I love the store too which has a ton of different things to buy!

Thank Neils17
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GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Neils17. Thanks for coming and for sharing your thoughts. Come again!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

great place to learn some history & see the sights...it was not very crowded and the weather was great....

Thank Mellissa K
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Hi, Mellissa. Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the Constitution museum in Philly the previous day—We The People—would recommend seeing that together with this museum and walking the monuments. Everyone has heard of Gettysburg, but this provides all the context. Could have spent 2 more hours at this museum. C.S.A sponsored some...More

Thank R2Dad
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GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, R2Dad. Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts. We recommend visitors expect to spend a few hours here in order to see everything they'd like to see.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this place once again. From the excellent movie intro, to the cyclorama to the museum, a visit here prepares everyone for a visit to the battlefield. Do it, don’t shortchange your visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield.

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

Hi, Tim. Thanks for returning! Excellent advice to refresh on the details of the War before heading out on to the Battlefield. We couldn't have said it better!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been here in the past but only when original visitor center was here. The new visiting center was worth the trip alone. This was a great museum and really held my 13 year olds son attention. Very informative movie, interesting artifacts and the...More

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

Hi, momofRJ. Thanks for visiting. We appreciate learning about your experience including how your son benefited from his visit. It's helpful for future visitors with children to read about your experience.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We got the museum package with the movie and cyclorama and we're glad we did. It gives you a brief history lesson and wonderful visual of the battles here at Gettysburg. The museum is alot of reading with a lot of artifacts and personalized stories...More

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

Hi, Judy. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about your visit and the helpfulness of the guides. We're happy to hear you learned more information about your relative who fought in the War. We agree that a visit prepares you for your tour of the Battlefield.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We bought the pass for the movie, Cyclorama and museum. I'm a history buff and have been to Gettysburg previously. This was the first time since the renovations at the visitors center. The center is well organized with a bookstore/gift shop, restaurant, and a quick...More

Thank Goobette12
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Hi, Goobette12. Welcome back! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about your visit.

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apatriot73
10 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
2 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
10 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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