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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-338-1243
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Reviewed yesterday

I loved that we were able to see the movie, the cyclorama, have a 2 hour bus tour with stops, enjoy the Museum & book store all for $42.00! Have lunch in the Visitor Center in between all of the events. Excellent way to spend...More

Thank debhoose
Reviewed yesterday

This visitor center is the place to start your trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield. They have a very informative museum, I would allow at least a couple of hours to go through. It's very family friendly. There is a movie about the battle plus a...More

Thank ssweet2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Museum, movie, diorama, book tours. An all around orientation to Gettysburg. Go here first for battlefield info. Tip: book a bus tour or audio auto tour. The tours bring the details of the strategy behind the battles fought here from both north and south viewpoint.

1  Thank cpeck03
Reviewed 3 days ago

A person could spend several hours in this museum and visitor center. It is an amazing place. This is where you purchase the National Park tours, and they have an amazing museum and the cyclorama theatre and a nice place to eat. We took the...More

1  Thank GayleJ18
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I heard that the CD driving tour is AN easy was to learn all about the battles. It took us 3 hours but we went quickly thru the tour. You can stop at anytime to look at the 1400 monuments. You buy the CD and...More

2  Thank JimS628
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place for family to visit. Tours, educational, food and gift shop. Has free parking, clean restrooms and nice grounds to walk in.

1  Thank carolpW4452HC
Reviewed 4 days ago

A must if you are a History buff. The panorama view of the battlefield is worth the price of admission alone. The movie was well done and would hold a child's attention as it was not very long but was informative enough to inform adults....More

2  Thank Jim D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center is a fun and educational experience that everyone will enjoy, particularly history buffs. FACILITY: Fresh and modern. Everything was spotless. There's lots of benches, which is a welcome respite for those with tired feet. FILM AND CYCLORAMA: While not...More

2  Thank TravellingDakota
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I hadn't been here for many years and was pleasantly surprised by the updated exhibits at the visitor center. The movie and exhibits are excellent and really give you a good background before going out for the car tour. We bought the audio tour and...More

1  Thank Stephanie L
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Madison, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice place and very educational great place to bring kids both young and old! To not repeat the past mistakes we must never forget!

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GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing your thoughts including how all ages will benefit from visiting and learning.

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Karen J
3 October 2017|
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
11 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
24 May 2017|
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Response from GettysburgFoundation | Property representative |
Hello, You can find information about the reenactment by searching for Gettysburg Reenactment. The Gettysburg Foundation, which owns and operates the Visitor Center, isn't affiliated with the reenactment. The Visitor... More