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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

Like I said about the Military Park, I don't need to write a lot...the Park is a must for all, and this is where you start. Great visitors center, informative, big store. Even had a nice lunch. Everyone should visit here, given how much happened...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2016

We visited the Center as a kick-off to our 2 day exploration of the battlefield. It was a great way to establish a strong understanding of the larger battle and helped us imagine the actual engagements as we followed the car tour of the battlefield....More

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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

If you only have time in Gettysburg for one stop this is it. One of the best designed, laid out, and informative museums I ever visited. Take the time to watch each sequential video as you progress through each room. The displays & artifacts are...More

Thank David E
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

I love seeing all of the exhibits and the movies were great, too! The painting in the dome was absolutely beautiful!

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Reviewed 23 April 2016

we just stopped by to get a map of the battlefield. As we were familiar with the history, didn't see the need to spend the money on the movie or museum at this time. For those with little or no knowledge of the battle of...More

Thank Mary Ellen B
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

If you love history, this is a must see. Paintings, original items from the 1800s. Movie, cinerama. Very helpful guides. Great gift shop

Thank Betty193r
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Incredible painting of the Pickets Charge. Movie is amazing to see and lots to shop for from books to clothes and souvenirs.

Thank Bear T
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

This place was incredible. If your in gettysburg it is a must go to. You better make sure you spend the entire day there. With the show they have is great but the museum is a WOW!

Thank Gary S
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Take the time and spend the money to enjoy this great Visitor Center. The film was outstanding as was everything that followed

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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Buy the tickets for the movie and museum package $11. This is an awesome experience with the movie laying the groundwork and the exhibits bringing them to life. Small restaurant and pub on site. Plan to spend a few hours for the whole experience.

Thank Mike L
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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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