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Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

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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...more
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1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
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All reviews visitor center civil war gift shop great place to start narrated by morgan freeman first stop cyclorama painting degree painting book store starting point short film bus tour on display pickett's charge eisenhower farm history buff battle field
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited Gettysburg battlefield site and visitor centre in early January. To explore the whole site you will need to be prepared for a fair bit of walking. There are explanations at various sites on the battlefield but probably worth taking a guidebook with you as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank StephenWi
GFManager, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi StephenWi! Thank you for your review! The Film, Cyclorama and Museum Experience is a great place to start your visit to Gettysburg. The experience provides an overview prior to touring the battlefield. The battlefield is 6000 acres so you are correct there can be...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were lucky to be here on a dry sunny day in March before spring break. I can imagine the place is jammed at weekends and over the summer but we had it almost to ourselves. We started at the visitor centre, collected a map...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dave T
GFManager, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Dave T! Thank you for taking the time to review the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center! I'm glad the weather was good that you were able to take in all the glory of the battlefield. It really is amazing and well...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been here several times over the years- the museum is awesome and the bookstore first rate. My husband is the history buff so I always felt like I was being dragged over battlefields. But each time I am here I learn something new...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dmp1953
Manager_GF, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Dmp1953, Thank you for taking time to share your visit. We appreciate you and your husband returning to explore the stories, museum artifacts, and the ever-changing merchandise in the bookstore. It is true...one visit is not enough to experience all that is offered: tours,...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the bus tour and then did the museum tour. Ask about the Junior Ranger program for kids, but bring your own pencil! Devote about an hour and a half or two to the museum.More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank drwatson32
Manager_GF, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello drwatson32, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. The Value Package is a great way to include the Film, Cyclorama and Museum Experience with a tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield. We are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed their...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent four hours at this museum. We enjoyed the museum, the "A New Birth of Freedom" film, the cyclorama (extremely realistic and impressive and the largest oil painting in the US) and the battlefield bus tour. We shopped the gift shop and ate in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brad145
GFManager, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Brad145!! Thank you for your review! I am so glad you were able to take advantage of all of our amenities! Last week was a great week to travel, I'm glad you spent one of them in Gettysburg. The Film, Cyclorama and Museum Experience...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Park Service has done an outstanding service in imagining, creating this place to explain why, and what happened hereMore

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Malcolm L
GFManager, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Malcolm L, thank you for the kind words! We agree the Visitor Center and Museum is created very well to tell the story of the Battle of Gettysburg. You can spend all day in the museum viewing everything that is offered! We hope you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where you want to start your Gettysburg experience. One of the finest Visitor Centers and Civil War museum we have visited. We really enjoyed the film and the cyclorama was amazing and should not be missed. A little expensive but, well worth the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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GFManager, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Richard F! Thank you for your review! You are correct, the museum and Visitor Center is where you want to begin your visit to Gettysburg! The Film, Cyclorama and Museum Experience provides an amazing overview of the battle prior to touring the battlefield. The...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have brought students to Gettysburg three times, and every time it is a terrific experience. I highly recommend hiring one of the battlefield tour guides - they are worth every penny and help make the experience special.More

Date of experience: April 2018
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GFManager, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Patricej673! Thank you for your review! The Licensed Battlefield Guides do an amazing job of telling the story of what happened here at Gettysburg. They can gear the story towards whatever audience they may have. You may also add the Film, Cyclorama and Museum...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the film and museum. The cyclorama was amazing and should not be missed. Yes it cost $, but its a non profit and one that protects our nation's history! We started our visit by spending half a day here. We then spent...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank PhillyGirl1215
GFManager, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi PhillyGirl1215! Thank you so much for review! Sounds like you had a great visit to Gettysburg! You are correct, we are a non-profit organization and our ticket sales goes towards battlefield preservation. So glad you enjoyed the Film, Cyclorama and Museum Experience as it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For only $15 a person, we got to watch a film on Gettysburg, view/explore the Cyclorama, and tour the whole museum. This was easily the best part of our visit to Gettysburg. The film was phenomenal, and it was so cool to see such a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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GFManager, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi anowak29! Thank you for the kind words! The Film, Cyclorama, and Museum Experience is a great place to start your visit to Gettysburg. It is true the experience can take a few hours to the whole day to really dive deep into our history....More

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marleineNewJersey
25 August 2018|
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Response from ducksfan28 | Reviewed this property |
no seating in the Cyclorama
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marleineNewJersey
22 August 2018|
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Response from 540MichaelB540 | Reviewed this property |
It has rails and steps but not designate place to seat. It is a short show which requires attention to different areas of the screen so you’ll be on the move.
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marleineNewJersey
22 August 2018|
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Response from cyhranch | Reviewed this property |
There was no seating, but elevators available for wheelchair, so I am sure they could bring you a chair.
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