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“Now they are selling the figures and changing !”

Gettysburg Heritage Center
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US$8.95*
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Gettysburg Heritage Center and Museum Admission
Ranked #15 of 108 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Discover... The Town, The People, Their Stories. Bordering the Gettysburg National Military Park battlefield, the Heritage Center is an educational and entertaining museum for families and tour groups of all ages. Learn what the Battle of Gettysburg meant to the people who lived here during the war. Utilizing artifacts, historical documents, interactive displays, and 3-D productions, visitors will gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the town before, during and after the battle. Find out how the people reacted to the invasion of the town - freeze, flee or fight? Hear accounts of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in a time when their home was in turmoil. Located in the lobby of the Gettysburg Heritage Center is one of the largest and extensive gift stores. Offering a wide selection of books, apparel, gifts, collectibles, games & toys, replica weapons and much more! There is something for everyone at the Gettysburg Heritage Center!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 10 March 2014

I am VERY DISAPPOINTED the new owners are selling off the figures and changing it. I went to see the old figures,etc. and show my kids. Now it's gone.

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Reviewed 12 January 2014

I went here when I was in middle elementary school and just now went back 15+ years later and not much has changed. It is still a great museum with a lot of history. I definitely recommend seeing this if you are in the area.

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Reviewed 20 November 2013

We have always enjoyed this museum on our visits to Gettysburg. Actually very fairly priced for the value provided and the gift shop and bookstore is one of the best in the Gettysburg area. It might be a bit of a surprise but I think that most folks, especially families with children, will enjoy and benefit from a visit.

Thank Weism
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

This museum is excellent! The ending is the absolute best! It should definitely be on the "to do" list. The day we were here they were letting everyone in for free. I asked why and they said that with the government shutdown happening they had opened their doors for free. Since the park was closed they wanted everyone that came to visit to have an enjoyable trip. They extended the free entrance throughout the weekend even though the government shutdown had ended. I would have definitely paid to see it.

Thank Susan D
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

Yes, this is an older, creepier version of many wax museums, but very informative. I think this iwould be great for a child's first time look at the Civil War, although some kids as well as many adults (see other reviews) may find the tour boring. If you expect Disney-like animatronics, go to Disney World but expect to pay big bucks. Here for about $6.50, you get a leisurely self-guided tour of the Civil War. The grand finale was a battlefield of wax figures that were periodically lit up during an audio reenactment of the civil war and narrated by an Abe Lincoln lookalike. Hey, I liked it! Don't care if the wax figures were ragged (looks similar to those in some of the witch museums in Salem, MA). I learned a lot about the Civil War just by reading each display. And yes, I did get a bit teary-eyed during the battlefield finale. Afterwards, we bought quite a number of souvenirs from the extensive gift shop. As an afterthought, wonder which came first...the giftshop or the museum which is tucked away in a hall in back of the cash register. Just curious.

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