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Gettysburg Heritage Center

297 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2815
+1 717-334-6245
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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 Utilizing artifacts, historical documents, interactive displays, and 3-D productions, visitors will gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the town before, during and after the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” (57 reviews)
“gift shop” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
297 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2815
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+1 717-334-6245
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"cellar experience"
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"wax museum"
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"gift shop"
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"ipad tour"
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"d glasses"
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"civil war"
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"interesting displays"
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"steinwehr ave"
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"excellent museum"
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"electric map"
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"life size"
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"different perspective"
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"whole family"
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"first stop"
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"own pace"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently visited the Gettysburg Heritage Center and were delighted with the experience. I think that the museum is a must before visiting the battlefield. The movie will allow you to better understand the strategies of the battle with its visual interpretation. The “Cellar” will...More

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Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us! We tell many visitors that we are one of Gettysburg's best kept secrets! Our movie does a great job of covering the battle in enough detail...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Using the latest in museum technology, they interpret the Battle of Gettysburg. They have various touring packages, inquire at the desk or see their website. The gift shop is well stocked.

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Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the great review! We are happy to assist our visitors with both our museum and gift shop, and tour options for the battlefield! Please be sure to stop back and see us again! Thank you, Stephanie

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Besides being the best place to shop for Gettysburg merchandise, this place now has an excellent museum with several 3-D photos of the town before during and after the battle. The short videos were outstanding. The exhibits that showed actual witness trees and the bullets...More

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Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you feedback! We try to have something for everyone, from artifacts to interactive displays, and 3D programming. We find that everyone learns differently, and having a diverse museum enhances the experience! We have lots of great gifts...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Everywhere through the battlefields, there were iconic monuments of each state and the men they lost. The PA monument was significant since the strategic battle of Gettysburg of July 1-2-3 happened here. They lost a ton of men.

Thank DannyWasserman
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

We visited this center early August of 2017. This was a very worthwhile stop. We wished we had more time to spend there. Workers at the center were very kind and accommodating. It was very interesting and we plan to go back soon.More

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Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for the great review! Glad to hear you will be stopping back to visit with us again! Our hope is that everyone has a great experience, and if we can help with you visit in any way, we will do our very best...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

Having been to the 'Wax Museum' (What was there before.) countless times, I expected it to be larger. Displays were basically in one room. I couldn't imagine what it would be like with a large group there. Most of the displays that offer seating, have...More

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Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback; it helps us understand our visitors experiences, and areas that may need to be addressed. We are changing, growing and evolving, always working to make the museum better, and your input is important to us. Many...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We enjoyed the 3-D exhibits and the "cellar experience" was a great way to understand how towns people saw the war.

Thank Martha C
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Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you for the review! We've tried to tie the old with the new, offering more interactive displays, while also offering traditional museum display, such as artifacts and documents. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you, Stephanie

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The Heritage Center beings the experience of Gettysburg's civilian population to life like no other museum or exhibit. The family friendly exhibits bring history to life for young people while the artifacts and story boards provide unique information for adults. The exhibits are very balanced...More

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Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you for the great review! We greatly appreciate your feedback! We try to cover different aspects of the battle, that typically are not discussed in other museums. The town's role, and the civilians were an intricate part of the battle. Our staff works hard...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

The artifacts and set up are done quite well. The movie from the Civil War Trust is in their big theater and is worth watching. It gives you a good idea of troop movements by diagram in addition to the main parts of the movie.

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Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for the great review! Our Civil War Trust movie provides a great orientation to the battle! Thanks for stopping by, and please come back and see us again! Stephanie

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

This is right across from the Quality Inn we stayed at. The gentleman behind the counter was really nice. Lots of great history, pictures, displays. Im glad we stopped by.More

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Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for stopping by, and for the great review! We have a great location, that is close to so much! The Quality Inn and new Best Western are right across the street! And if you need to drive to us, we have a large...More

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Samantha S
23 February 2018|
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Samantha, thank you for reaching out to us about Stars & Stripes Washington DC tours. They are still in the planning phases of their 2018 Washington DC tours. I did speak to their representative, and they said they should be... More
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TheChiefess
29 February 2016|
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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!
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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
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