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Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum

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Address: 111 Seminary Rdg, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1718
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+1 717-339-1300
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Start your Gettysburg visit here, and STEP INSIDE one of the Civil War's...

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).

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Great Historical Landmark

This museum is very much worth the time spent visiting. The displays are interesting and very well done. The staff is very accommodating and friendly.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
walkbassman
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Cooperstown, New York
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Cooperstown, New York
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is very much worth the time spent visiting. The displays are interesting and very well done. The staff is very accommodating and friendly.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a clear day -add the cupola tour- well worth it! We had the best guide for our visit to the cupola- very knowledgeable. The museum is very well done as well.

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Hopewell, New Jersey
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit for Gettysburg tourists. Start at fourth floor and work down 4 floors of the early battle, impact on local folks, hospitals during the battle, and the fight against slavery. Much of the first day of the battle occurs here and Herr's Ridge; so start here to set the context for your tour. Enjoy!

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Brooklyn, New York
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414 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic museum. Four floors of great information and exhibits. Located right on the battlefield. Great place to start a Gettysburg trip.

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Thank James C
Peter M, Manager at Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, James C! We are glad you started your visit here and hope you see you on the Ridge again soon. More 

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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This museum shows the history of the battle from the beginning to the end and the caring of the wounded. The building was used as a makeshift hospital during and after the battle. The curators have done a wonderful job of creating lifelike looking scenes depicting how the "hospital" operated during the time of the battle. You get to hear... More 

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Peter M, Manager at Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Robert M! We enjoy being able to tell the personal stories of the men and women who were associated with the Seminary building and Gettysburg. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back on the Ridge soon! Pete Miele Director of Education and Museum Operations More 

Upstate NY
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185 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Beautiful museum, very knowledgeable staff. Took the extra tour to the 'cupola,' beautiful view of the area and the battlefields. Use your imagination and think about the soldiers as they trudged through the area during battle. Would like to return here and would recommend taking the tour.

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Thank hitthehighway
Peter M, Manager at Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, hitthehighway! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and the tour of the cupola. It truly is a remarkable sight. We hope to see you again on the Ridge soon! More 

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Displays - visual and sound, as well as written and cinematic representations - are top notch. The setting is the actual site of an important part of the famous battle, where people lived and worked, and where the wounded were brought and treated during and after the battle. It's done very tastefully, but represents a very ugly reality (with displays... More 

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Peter M, Manager at Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, responded to this review

Hi Zvi C, Thank you for visiting the Seminary Ridge Museum. We are glad you enjoyed your time here. We hope to see you back on the Ridge soon! Best, Pete Miele Director of Education and Museum Operations More 

Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This was the first time we visited Seminary Ridge. It was a make shift hospital during the civil war and you really get a feel of what the doctors and wounded soldiers went through. It is also a history lesson of time from pre-civil war to today and civil rights movement. I recommend this museum. they did an excellent job.

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Peter M, Manager at Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Seminary Ridge Museum, BRMOM325! We hope to see you on the Ridge again soon! More 

Hershey, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This building was used as a Union field hospital during and after the battle. It was also in the thick of the fighting on the first day of the battle. There are 4 floors of exhibits, which can be reached by elevator or stairs. You enter on the 1st floor and the staff suggests the best way to see the... More 

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Basking Ridge, NJ, United States
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This museum has 3 floors of exhibits with movies on each floor and a lot of information specially about wounded soldiers. I recommend it and prepare to spend about two hours or a little more.

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