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Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Great museum...go up in the cupola!

We visited Gettysburg two years ago and did not go to this museum...and I regretted it. Finally... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pat L
Boston, Massachusetts
Not in the "hub," but very much worth the visit

If you want a history lesson, this is a great starting place. You get to experience what life was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amanda L
Bedford, Pennsylvania
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Start Your Gettysburg Journey at the Heart of the First Day’s Fighting. Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg, is located on Seminary Ridge along the National Park Service's auto tour route. Three floors of exhibits connect individuals and groups to the...more
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111 Seminary Rdg, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1718
+1 717-339-1300
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All reviews cupola tour four floors fourth floor wounded soldiers field hospital civil war medicine adams county degree view handicapped accessible interactive exhibits short video wax figures different perspective both sides self guided well worth the price two hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Gettysburg two years ago and did not go to this museum...and I regretted it. Finally got here and it did not disappoint. Luckily, we had a nice day and the views were fabulous, the guide was great and could really put the battle...More

1  Thank Pat L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a history lesson, this is a great starting place. You get to experience what life was like in the house and learn the history of what happened as the days progressed. There is an interactive section, where you can "choose" what you'd...More

2  Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Seminary is a must stop in Gettysburg. The museum is well presented with differ aspect of not only the battle but the war presented on each floor. The best way to walk through is to start at the top floor and walk each floor...More

1  Thank countrychick57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum offers an excellent summary of the Battle of Gettysburg (Day #1). Information about the care of wounded soldiers, and the role of religion in the various issues of slavery, are also presented. An add on "Cupola Tour" (Very Highly Recommended) provides a detailed...More

1  Thank Allen J F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you get a chance to come here while you are in Gettysburg make sure you do. This was one of our favorite place that we visited on our trip. It was kind of busy while we were there. Maybe go at a different time...More

1  Thank grndhog1775
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Used as a vantage point in the first day or 2 held by the Confederates. They taken by the Union and turned into an Emergency Hosp. It is now a Museum.

1  Thank scott m
Reviewed 18 September 2018

I had been looking forward to visiting this museum for some time and it did not disappoint. The only issue I had was that weather moved in with fog, so I did not visit the cupola, but I will on my next visit. The entire...More

1  Thank Steve J
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This was my second visit, but it had been a couple years. Ample parking. The price of $10 a person is reasonable for what you get. I love the displays and the history of the building itself is so amazing. The employees are friendly and...More

1  Thank jennreep
Reviewed 17 September 2018

It is a must see for all those visiting Gettysburg. Its strategic location, the famous cupola which acted as a lookout over entire battlefield is here, there are 4 floors of amazing exhibits covering all aspects of war from hospital infirmary, slavery issue, the moment...More

1  Thank Anita M
Reviewed 13 September 2018

The rooms with the mannequins gave a special insight to the life and death of the soldiers. We did not go up into the tower as we thought it was to expensive.

1  Thank Tom D
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Don L
14 September 2017|
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Response from mamabear3111 | Reviewed this property |
There is also a very small gift shop with reasonably priced souvenirs so might want a little cash for this. We actually got our tickets with a package we purchased through the B&B we stayed at.
1 September 2017|
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Response from Hemo14 | Reviewed this property |
We purchased the tickets at the museum. No need to get them ahead of time.