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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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The visitor centre including museum and cyclorama are both quite good. Try and do the movie etc before you do the tour as it makes all the places you visit make sense

Thank PVK48
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, PVK48. Thank you for your rating and review. We agree that visitors should come here first to get a refresher on the War before heading out on to the Battlefield.

Reviewed 1 week ago

When you visit the battlefields at Gettysburg, start at the museum and visitor center and museum. Go ahead and pay for the museum and presentation. (Save a dollar with a military discount). If you can, read Killer Angels before you go. Also, read up on...More

1  Thank clarencestiehm
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Clarence. Thank you for sharing your review and your knowledge. We're sure readers will find your thoughts very interesting!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and a friend were road tripping and we took a divert over to Gettysburg as we like to learn about the American history and it was worth the trip over, The tours give you soo much information about the civil war and the final...More

Thank Phileano
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Phileano. Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're happy you made us apart of the your road trip. Thank you for the pic, too!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the admission to the battlefield is free, once you are in the visitor centre you are going to have to part with some cash. We spoke to one of the Rangers about what would be best to see given the limited time we had...More

Thank LiciaW
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foudation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, LiciaW. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your visit. And, yes, we agree that the Cyclorama is pretty spectacular. Hopefully, your feedback will help future visitors plan enough time for their visit. Thank you for sharing your photos, too! We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first stop and I’m glad it was! We went through everything the museum has to offer and even though they do not accept the America the Beautiful pass, it is worth every penny.

Thank Nicole C
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Nicole. Thanks for visiting and for sharing your feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Gettysburg Museum and Visiting Center with family. It is a very nice museum with an elaborate gift shop. The film on the Gettysburg battle is awesome and was very educational and well done. Following the film we visited the Gettysburg Cyclorama which was...More

Thank Stratisss
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Stratisss. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your recent visit. We're please to read that you enjoy the Film and Cyclorama so much. We agree that visitors to town should stop here for a refresher before visiting the Battlefield.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not been to Gettysburg since the new visitor center opened, so we knew that it would be much better than the previous one. But it still surprised us in good ways with all the videos and with the newly restored diorama. Since we...More

Thank BSK5
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, BSK5. Thank you for your feedback on your visit and the new Museum & Visitor Center. It's great to read that you had a positive experience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Hub of Gettysburg. Take a tour of the battlefield and enjoy the wide screen film. Give a few hours for the movie, tour and museum.

Thank Maxebird
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Maxebird. Thanks for visiting and providing feedback. We agree, a few hours is a must.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. This was our first visit and a must for any American. Wish we could have stayed longer. History was incredible. The museum is informative. We drove the grounds but didn’t do the self guided auto audio tour. Our only Minor complaint is signage to...More

1  Thank Brian F
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Brian. We're glad to hear your experience was positive. We tell visitors to allow a few hours to see everything in the Museum and Visitor Center. And, we agree that Gettysburg should be on the "must" list for every American.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a trip planned for 2016 but made it in 2017. The center was cool we really enjoyed the museum & film. The store had some nice items for sale & my 12 yr old son bought a hat worn by the Yankees. They...More

1  Thank Joanne V
GettysburgFoundation, Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Joanne. Thank you for your positive feedback. We're happy your family had a good experience.

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apatriot73
10 November 2017|
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Response from bliming | Reviewed this property |
We traveled with a handicapped family member and she had no trouble enjoying the battlefield. If you get to the visitor's center early there are handicapped parking spaces near the entrance. Also, you can drop someone off... More
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Karen J
2 October 2017|
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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
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susanj329
10 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
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