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Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
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All reviews visitor center civil war gift shop great place to start narrated by morgan freeman first stop cyclorama painting degree painting book store starting point short film bus tour on display pickett's charge eisenhower farm history buff battle field
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This memorial is very moving. The employees are a wealth of information and the Cyclorama is beyond description.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Scottishmaidens
GFManager, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your kind words, Scottishmaidens. We really appreciate you taking the time to review the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. We agree, our staff takes great pride in their work. The Film, Cyclorama and Museum Experience provides a...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

I went with a girlfriend and we hired a gentleman from here for a private tour of the battleground. Not only were all of our questions answered but the tour was so pleasantly modeled to our speed. The gentleman was very knowledgeable and so nice...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank P J
GFManager, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your kind words, P J. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. The Licensed Battlefield Guides are very knowledgeable about the battle and go through extensive testing to become a guide. The Film, Cyclorama,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The movie narrated by Morgan Freeman was informative and emotional. Learned facts I hadn't heard in the past. The cyclorama is amazing!! Another emotional experience to see the battlefield all around us. Highly recommend seeing the moving before going to see the cyclorama. We also...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ideagirl
GFManager, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi ideagirl!! Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we are happy to hear that your experience was special. The Licensed Battlefield...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our trip to the museum and visitors center was absolutely incredible. We watched the film and toured the Cyclorama and the museum. I film had me in tears. Thank you for preserving the great history of this terrible battle for all to learn from and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wanda C
GFManager, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Wanda C!! Thank you so much for the kind words! So glad that you enjoyed the Film, Cyclorama, and Museum Experience. The experience is very inspiring. Hope you come back and visit again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to learn about the history of the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg. The museum is incredibly well-done, with many interesting details. A great visit that will enrich your experience in Gettysburg.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kearbear1616
GFManager, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kearbear1616! Thank you for the kind words! The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center provides a great start to anyone's visit to Gettysburg. Hope you come back and visit again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent experience. The Visitors Center provides an excellent learning opportunity with a variety of presentations. Purchasing the CD allows an explanation as one drives through the park.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank maryjane h
GFManager, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Maryjane h! Thank you so much for your review! So glad that you enjoyed the Film, Cyclorama and Museum Experience and one of the ways to explore the battlefield. Hope you come back and visit again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a wonderful experience visiting the museum! I highly recommend taking part in the after-hours "Evening with the Painting" tour which offers visitors behind the scenes access to the Cyclorama. This experience was enjoyed by different members of my visiting party (including both history nerds...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Manager_GF, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello v-pollock1, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! As you mentioned, the "Evening with the Painting" program is offers a great experience to varying interest levels. The Gettysburg Cyclorama is a hidden gem that we encourage everyone to see at least...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent over three hours with a movie and visiting a museum which was informative and interesting.. It covered the three days of battle at Gettysburg, as well as allowing the visitor to see the realia behind the people who fought. A...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Manager_GF, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello frenchbug, Thank you for taking time to share your review! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit. The Film, Cyclorama, and Museum Experience is a must-see and we're glad you walked away knowing more about the artifacts and personal stories from the epic...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the country's best historical museum. Plenty of authentic pistols, cannon, uniforms, field utensils, etc. Great audio-visual aids to explain the causes of the civil war, and the events at Gettysburg. Neat stuff like the table from Leister house (Meade's headquarters), Meade's sword (that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Manager_GF, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings robtfry, We appreciate you posting your review ! It is great to hear that you enjoyed exploring the vast collection of museum artifacts. There is something for everyone! We recommend a minimum of two hours for the Film, Cyclorama, and Museum Experience. But, one...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the first time I had seen the "new" visitors center at Gettysburg (The last time I had been here had been back in 2002.) Overall, I understand the need for a newer and larger visitor center. Gettysburg in the summer is ridiculously crowded...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Manager_GF, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Greetings Brooklet425, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We greatly appreciate you sharing your experience. The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center was designed, exactly as you mentioned, to accommodate the large number of visitors we welcome in our...More

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marleineNewJersey
26 August 2018|
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Response from ducksfan28 | Reviewed this property |
no seating in the Cyclorama
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marleineNewJersey
23 August 2018|
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Response from 540MichaelB540 | Reviewed this property |
It has rails and steps but not designate place to seat. It is a short show which requires attention to different areas of the screen so you’ll be on the move.
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marleineNewJersey
23 August 2018|
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Response from cyhranch | Reviewed this property |
There was no seating, but elevators available for wheelchair, so I am sure they could bring you a chair.
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