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“A Must See in Gettysburg”

Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum
Ranked #13 of 108 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Start your Gettysburg visit here, and STEP INSIDE one of the Civil War's most historic buildings--discover inspiring stories about the first day of fighting, care of the wounded, and the larger issues of faith and freedom. Take a guided tour of the famous cupola used by Gen. John Buford, and can wander the halls and hear the floors creak. Group friendly. Family friendly. Handicap accessible (except attic and cupola).
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 27 November 2013

This latest museum added to those in Gettysburg is superb. It really covers all aspects of the war from the first day of the attack on Gettysburg until the rebels leave. It treats the topics of wounds and their treatments as well as the effect of the war on the citizens of the town. It has a wonderful display on the black citizens of Gettysburg at that time.

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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Four floors of exhibits, short videos with an emphasis on the building used as a hospital along with the family who had lived and worked there at the seminary.

1  Thank Sue N
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Just opened recently. The museum is very reasonable, is located on the Seminary grounds. You go up to the fourth floor and work your way down. The top floor details how the battle got started and re-tells the story of the first day. Subsequent floors discuss how the Seminary served as a hospital for the rest of the battle, and other issues of importance to the college. There are interactive activities for kids, and some very quick introductory movies to the themes on each floor. Plan to spend at least a couple of hours. Only complaint is that the gift shop does not have much of interest yet, but then the place has not been open very long. You can pay an extra $20 and go up to the cupola on the roof and see the view that Buford and his fellow officers saw on July 1, but that seems to be a bit pricey for what you get.

1  Thank Dee W
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

as the newest museum on the battlefield it is a fitting addition to the site.very well done ,my wife and i really enjoyed our time there

Thank tipo2944
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

This museum is a great addition to Gettysburg. Its not chock filled with artifacts that can overwhelm someone but enough to learn from. It ties in the battle, the wounded, residents, the dead and religion. The cupola is great. The view was great.

Thank lisa32873
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