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Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum

111 Seminary Rdg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
+1 717-339-1300
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Seminary

We drove by this seminary to get to certain parts of the Battlefield. What beautiful buildings... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
roal
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easton pa
Wonderful museum

Loved the human interest stories and lifelike displays and videos. Disappointed in the high EXTRA... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
livthedream
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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Step inside one of the Civil War's most historic buildings: Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, located on Seminary Ridge along the National Park Service's auto tour route. Three floors of exhibits connect individuals and groups to the dilemmas which led to the Civil War, provide a powerful and personal view of the battle's first day, and show the work of one of the battlefield's largest field hospitals. ​
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  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cupola tour” (78 reviews)
“four floors” (39 reviews)
“fourth floor” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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111 Seminary Rdg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove by this seminary to get to certain parts of the Battlefield. What beautiful buildings around the campus.

Thank roal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the human interest stories and lifelike displays and videos. Disappointed in the high EXTRA charge to view city from cupola. Opted out of that . Definitely would visit the museum again

Thank livthedream
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum to visit to get a picture of hospital care given during and after the Battle of Gettysburg. There is an extra charge - very expensive - for a small group tour of the cupola at the top. The tour guides...More

Thank Becky T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went floor by floor as suggested and found most of the narrative and exhibits interesting. I think they could attempt to add even more specialty items from the Civil War if they can acquire them. The flood dedicated to the medical needs and staff...More

Thank cga857
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The videos and displays make history come alive. Good place to start your visit to Gettysburg. Probably not good for young children as the displays of hospital rooms and operating rooms are horrifying, but that was the way it was and we shouldn't forget it!

Thank choicegirl
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Definitely worth your time. This interactive museum tells individual experiences of Union and Confederate soldiers, and Doctors/Nurses. Also stories from the perspective of local women & children. I didn't appreciate that local civilians were surrounded by the battles with escape to safety impossible. This muesum...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This museum presents an excellent showcase of the role the seminary played in the battle, both during and after, when it served as a hospital for the wounded from both sides. Exhibits on 4 floors detail different aspects of the battle. We loved it!

Thank Mary920
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The building is old and well maintained. While on auto tour, it is or should be a automatic stop. Used by Union forces as an observation point at start, was captured by confederates 2nd day. Good historical data.

Thank Jellybeandean
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This museum is amazing! It takes you through the 3 day battle and focuses on the killed and wounded soldiers. While the pictures of the dead soldiers on the field may be difficult to see, it is so important to see the reality of war....More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I spent nearly two hours visiting this four story museum. It was originally an academic building for the Lutheran Seminary upon whose grounds it resides, and only a quarter mile down the road from Lee's Headquarters on U.S. Route 30, Chambersburg Pike. They recommend starting...More

Thank Michael B
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Don L
14 September 2017|
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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.
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MrsRuthAnn
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.
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