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Gettysburg Heritage Center

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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297 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2815
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Reviewed yesterday

My son and I have been coning to Gettysburg for years. We remember this building being the Wax Museum, but we noticed it was something else as we took a walk one afternoon. We went in, bought tickets and were pleasantly surprised with what we...More

Thank jennreep
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tour was wonderful, especially the Cellar experience. Staff were very knowledgeable about what to see and do while in GettysburgMore

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

Thank you for the great review! I am glad to hear you enjoyed your tour. The Cellar experience is one of our most talked about exhibits! It is hard to imagine what the battle was like for the civilians, and this experience really brings it...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tammy the manager is excellent and so friendly. Their bookstore is great and they have shirts and calendars too. The cash register workers are all very kind. This should be your first stop in Gettysburg. You get a 10% discount being a Friend of Gettysburg...More

Thank Kimo688889
Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! Customer service is our top priority! We want to do our best to help you have a great visit while in Gettysburg! It is always nice to hear back from our customers that we are doing a good job!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Heritage Center was our first stop in Gettysburg. We had our kids (10 and 12) watch the Gettysburg movie before our visit, so the Heritage center filled in the perspective of the townspeople as well as an overview of the entire battle. The Cellar...More

Thank DLMWR
Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great review! You are correct, we are a great place to begin your visit to Gettysburg! Whether it is your first trip to Gettysburg, or you visit several times a year, our museum offers something for everyone, with various levels of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place happened to be next door to our hotel. We walked over and visited it before a tour we had already booked. The displays were interesting, many in 3D. The movie presentations were impactful and just the right length. Gave you a good overview...More

Thank Dawn C
Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are a great place to start your Gettysburg visit. As you mentioned, we offer a good overview of the battle, which is very helpful once you are out on the battlefield. It helps put the lay of the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit. Very different view of battle from viewpoint of Gettysburg residents. Also good show about events of the battle.More

Thank Warren W
Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We are the perfect place to begin your Gettysburg visit. Our museum offers a look at the battle from 2 perspectives - the civilians who lived in town, and the soldiers on the battlefield. Included in the museum tour...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent museum to understand what the people of Gettysburg experienced in July of 1863. The main video is a must-see!More

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Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We do our best to cover the battle as a whole, starting with the civilians experience and what life was like for them before, during and after the battle. Taking a look at the battle from a different perspective....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 5th visit to Gettysburg and we just happened to be in the hotel across the street. We are very glad we were as we made the center our first stop on our visit. We found it so interesting that our visit lasted...More

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Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! When we set out to create our museum, we wanted to tell a different story about Gettysburg. We wanted to talk about the battle, but from a different perspective. There is a lot of information out there about the...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Thought this museum was very interesting. The cellar experience definitely gave me a new perspective of being a civilian during the war. Definitely worth visiting.More

Thank WendyNR P
Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you for the great review! The 'Cellar Experience' is one of most popular exhibits. It allows you to briefly transport back in time to hear and feel what it was like for the civilians who stayed in town during the battle. As you said,...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018

The museum is good for some interesting facts. They have some 3D pictures and movies to watch. There are a number of interesting artifacts and stories inside. There is also a short film about the war which was good. The only complaint I have with...More

Thank Mike K
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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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mccolby23
15 May 2015|
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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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