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Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-338-1243
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A must experience

We visited the Visitor Center, Cyclorama, and Museum today and it was all inspiring! The Visitor's... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Billy E
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Solomons, Maryland
Good overview

Great overview for the beginning of your visit of what happened in Gettysburg. Stop here first for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kelly C
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Coupeville, Washington
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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.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
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+1 717-338-1243
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the Visitor Center, Cyclorama, and Museum today and it was all inspiring! The Visitor's Center was very organized and the staff was very informative and helpful. We bought a combination ticket for the Cyclorama, Museum, and bus tour and decided to do the...More

Thank Billy E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great overview for the beginning of your visit of what happened in Gettysburg. Stop here first for the film, cyclorama and museum then tour the grounds.

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the museum...staff was very helpful and informative. We saw the movie before touring the museum and it really helped put the events in perspective, especially if it's been awhile since your last history class! Highly recommend viewing the cyclorama painting of the...More

Thank nlbauer
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum is great. This is where you can pick up a free map of the battlefield and an audio cd (at a cost). The exhibits are great and there is a food service area with a Starbucks inside. The cyclorama is excellent. It would...More

Thank Ebazinam
Reviewed 5 days ago

The price for admission into the museum, the cyclorama and the movie is inexpensive and worth it. The cyclorama is very old and gives such a great description of the battle it is a must see before driving the battlefield. Also it is handy they...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The restored Cyclorama is amazing! The video leading up to it tells a very real, very unbiased story about the battle. Exhibits and displays are well done. Ample restrooms, ample parking. A Must Stop when visiting Gettysburg PA!

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visitors center also houses the museum and bookstore. Must see- get a map of battle field (free), audio cd ($) and just general info Great display of some war memorabilia on walls, facilities clean and taken care of, small food service area and there is...More

Thank Mbuina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is outstanding. The Cyclorama is something that every American should see. It is truly a work of art and history all wrapped in one. The only complaint I had was you need a bit more time to see it and years ago the...More

Thank roadking2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good starting point for your Gettysburg trip. We really enjoyed the Gettysburg Cyclorama! A must see!

Thank cdelv66
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cyclorama is stunning. Don't miss it! You are surrounded by the sights and sounds of a huge battle. The museum is first class. You could spend hours in it. We booked a personal tour with Ed Guy (one of many guides) who was so...More

Thank KathieTL
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Sandra G
I keep hearing about the battle re-enactment. How does that work and can I drive straight to see it and then go back to the visitor center? Where would I drive too?
24 May 2017|
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Response from gfcommunications | Property representative |
Hello, You can find information about the reenactment by searching for Gettysburg Reenactment. The Gettysburg Foundation, which owns and operates the Visitor Center, isn't affiliated with the reenactment. The Visitor... More
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Mary2324
How much time should one allow to visit this museum?
6 June 2016|
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Response from 03gator | Reviewed this property |
1-2 hours for the museum
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Lynn6265
Are there any discounts for veterans?
31 May 2016|
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Response from Bob F | Reviewed this property |
Active Duty ID is in fact free
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