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Gettysburg Heritage Center

297 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
+1 717-334-6245
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Gettysburg Heritage Center and Museum Admission
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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 Utilizing artifacts, historical documents, interactive displays, and 3-D productions, visitors will gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the town before, during and after the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!
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wax museum” (56 reviews)
“gift shop” (44 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
297 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
+1 717-334-6245
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Great shop, good selection of gifts and books. However the staff member at the desk couldn't read the map he gave us so wasn't very helpful.

Thank Jacqueline E
Reviewed 10 August 2016

When going to Gettysburg, there are few things you must do. You must visit the battlefield, the Visitors' Center, and the Gettysburg Heritage Center. The gift shop/store is great, the museum is different from any of the other exhibits in town, the people are fantastic,...More

Thank vjcooke
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Some say it's not worth it, but the worth is what you take away with you in learning history. It's inside a gift shop. As I said, it's small and most people will overlook it and so when you go you will find that it...More

Thank pretblueye
Reviewed 8 August 2016

My Civil War buff friends and I always stop in here to peruse their bookstore. We don't go for all the tourist stuff (shot-glasses and usual tschotskes), but they have one of the best, if not the best selections of Civil War books in Gettysburg....More

Thank Shaun G
Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thank you for your kind words about our gift shop! We try to offer a large, diverse selection of Civil War related books. Always know if there is a book you are looking for, you don't see it on the shelf, check with our staff....More

Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is an interactive museum which gives you a look at the civil war from the view point of local citizens. Very informative and great for kids as well as adults, includes actual 3D images taken days after the war. Well worth the cost and...More

Thank Sabprism
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We had some time to wait for our tour, so we went in here. It was interesting and very clean. The staff was attentive.

Thank JerseyShoreNancy
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I was reluctant to visit this museum, having read the bad reviews (although the good reviews outnumbered the bad ones, I am sceptical of good reviews in TripAdvisor). This museum contained a lot of information and displays of the impact of the battle on the...More

1  Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Was the old Wax Museum and that will be missed but this is a great new place with lots of exhibits and fun things to look at and read. Interactive exhibits for the entire family. They still have that great bookstore as well.

Thank brucedsisler
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Nice museum with interesting displays that focuses more on the citizens of Gettysburg during the battle. The kids liked the basement simulation that simulated where the residents hid and what they saw during the battle. Good museum with a nice gift shop.

Thank Kevin N
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

With so much going on in Gettysburg, this is the place to start to get an idea of what you can see. And what you have time for.

Thank Hetty2014
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29 February 2016|
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Response from Stephanie L | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! There is parking on-site, directly behind the museum. If you happen to park elsewhere in town, there is a trolley service that you can ride as well. Thanks!
15 May 2015|
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Response from Stephanie L | Property representative |
The iPad tour is a tour of the battlefield, using a specially programmed iPad that you pick up from our facility. As you follow the GPS synced map, the iPad tells you about the three-day battle. There are certain stops... More
15 May 2015|
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Response from Stephanie L | Property representative |
The previous responses are very helpful, and mostly correct. It is $35 for 5 hours, and you receive an iPad loaded with a specilized tour. It is linked via GPS, and as you travel tells you about the three day battle. The... More