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Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum

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Address: 111 Seminary Rdg, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1718
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+1 717-339-1300
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Start your Gettysburg visit here, and STEP INSIDE one of the Civil War's...

Start your Gettysburg visit here, and STEP INSIDE one of the Civil War's most historic buildings--discover inspiring stories about the first day of fighting, care of the wounded, and the larger issues of faith and freedom. Take a guided tour of the famous cupola used by Gen. John Buford, and can wander the halls and hear the floors creak. Group friendly. Family friendly. Handicap accessible (except attic and cupola).

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Excellent exhibits! We travel to Gettysburg at least once a year and we visited here for the first time on our visit last week. An excellent museum with incredibly friendly staff... read more

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Baldwinsville, New York

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Baldwinsville, New York
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent exhibits! We travel to Gettysburg at least once a year and we visited here for the first time on our visit last week. An excellent museum with incredibly friendly staff. It gives you the perspective from the average soldiers point of view. i now have a better understanding of what my Great Great Grandfather went through.He fought with the... More 

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Albany, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This old building at the Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg was a witness to the great battle and a museum that explains the role of the building and it's inhabitants is a welcome stop for any Gettysburg visitor. A variety of artifacts, audio-visual displays, and well explained text tells the story of how the building was swept up in the battle... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a well done museum. We have been coming to Gettysburg for years, this was our first trip without kids in over 7 yrs. We did things we haven't done before or that the kids would not be interested in. I am glad they (ages 4&7) were not with us as some displays were too harsh for them. War... More 

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Seminary Ridge Museum on April 9th and it was worth every second. I went to the cupola and had the same view General John Buford had July 1st, 1863. Now some of you see that it costs 29 dollars and wonder if it's worth the price. The answer is yes. The view is incredible and it... More 

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice museum that presents the story of how the seminary was used by Confederate forces during the battle and its role as a hospital afterward

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my opinion this is the BEST museum in Gettysburg. 4 floors of amazing stories and wonderful displays!!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time to Gettysburg. I suggest this as a good first day visit. Takes about 1-2 hour depending on you and how much you want to read. Didn't do the Cupola tour. didn't seem worth and extra $20 per person. Good overview of July 1 and what happened after the troops and battle moved on.

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Oswego, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well done museum. Cupola tour is a little pricy for what you get, but it was a beautiful view from there and the guide did a very nice job. Allow 2 hours for entire tour of the museum.

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Michigan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here not fully sure of what we might see. Each floor is a presentation of the three days. The realistic view of the wounded and how both sides were cared for is here. I would recommend this for anyone wanting a true picture of the sadness of war and how many rose up to help those in need.

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Cooperstown, New York
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is very much worth the time spent visiting. The displays are interesting and very well done. The staff is very accommodating and friendly.

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