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“Puts your freedom in perspective”

Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center
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US$8.94*
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Gettysburg Heritage Center and Museum Admission
Ranked #2 of 108 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: "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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Stockton, California
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Puts your freedom in perspective”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Did a private audio tour from the car, with a c.d. that explained what had happened and where it had happened. So many young men fought for the freedom of all men and died for the principles set forth by this country.

Visited June 2014
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Minneapolis
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Must not miss”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

This site is a must before viewing and touring the battle grounds. In order to understand what happened. Informative and interesting

Visited June 2014
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Urbana, Illinois
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“A step back in history”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Hubby is a civil war buff so we took a trip to Gettysburg as part of a chartered tour. The first stop was at the Visitor Center and Museum. Lots of informative exhibits and a theater for presentations. My favorite part was the cyclorama.

The gift shop has lots of great souvenirs -- books, shirts, toys, etc.

Visited May 2014
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Stratford
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95 reviews
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“Excellent presentation”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We have done this presentation twice in the last two years and have learned something new each time. The video is well done and the circular diorama is most effective and beautifully painted.
Museum is also nicely laid out with numerous artifacts that takes some time to go through.
All in all a worthwhile visit showing a very important time in American history.

Visited May 2014
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Asheville, NC
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“Great visitor center -- see it before you tour the battlefield”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

This is an extremely well-designed and constructed museum. The information they present here will significantly enhance your experience out on the battlefield itself. Even the exhibits on weaponry will play a key role in your understanding of this key battle. The cost for the museum, movie, and cyclorama are reasonable. In the visitor center itself, you'll find essential visitor services, including restrooms, a very nice bookstore and gift shop, and an excellent cafe, so that you don't have to leave the area to find food.

Visited May 2014
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