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Gettysburg Heritage Center

297 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
+1 717-334-6245
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Discover... The Town, The People, Their Stories. Bordering the Gettysburg National Military Park battlefield, the Heritage Center is an educational and entertaining museum for families and tour groups of all ages. Learn what the Battle of Gettysburg meant to the people who lived here during the war. Utilizing artifacts, historical documents, interactive displays, and 3-D productions, visitors will gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the town before, during and after the battle. Find out how the people reacted to the invasion of the town - freeze, flee or fight? Hear accounts of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in a time when their home was in turmoil. Located in the lobby of the Gettysburg Heritage Center is one of the largest and extensive gift stores. Offering a wide selection of books, apparel, gifts, collectibles, games & toys, replica weapons and much more! There is something for everyone at the Gettysburg Heritage Center!
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wax museum” (57 reviews)
“gift shop” (47 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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297 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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+1 717-334-6245
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this museum while in Gettysburg as it was one I had not seen on previous trips. It was well worth seeing and price was good to tour.{ they offer AAA discount} They have 3-D pictures to view and it tells the history of...More

Thank Tia B
Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the great review! I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! I think we are one of Gettysburg's best kept secrets. Many visitors that are 'new' to us, are not 'new' to Gettysburg. We have tried very hard...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Heard about this venue on a Ghost Tour while in Gettysburg and so glad we found it. Excellent exhibits and videos to watch and the cellar experience is not to be missed.More

Thank CarolPNewJersey
Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! I think our Cellar Experience is one of the most talked about exhibits in our museum. It really creates a feeling of sitting through the battle, and not knowing what you would find when it was all over....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum presents some different perspectives in the battle, for instance the affect on the local population. Some of the exhibits are 3-D. there are short films interspersed through the exhibits, and a 20-minute movie at the end. The gift shop is extensive.More

Thank Mary920
Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review! Our goal was to take a look at the battle from a broader, and different perspective. We have one of the largest, and most diverse gift shops in town as well! Thank you for stopping by to visit with us!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful museum. It was very informative and had a different spin to it than all the other museums in Gettysburg. You cant beat the price. We would totally recommend it to anyone visiting Gettysburg.More

Thank Melanie4895
Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! I am glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Our goal was to paint a broader picture of the battle, by telling the stories of the town. Thank you for the recommendation, and please stop back and see us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our motel was across the street from the Heritage center so easy to go to. What a wonderful and emotional experience. More information on the local peoples experiences.

Thank pntgreen
Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We have very nice accommodations, and restaurants, all within walking distance of our facility. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Gettysburg, and will be back to visit again in the future! Thank you, Stephanie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The revamped center boasts an excellent museum experience, often supplemented by reenactor encampments in front, and a shop that offers a panorama of gifts for many interests and age levels; and an array of books for the serious student and young alike. VERY family-friendly, and...More

Thank rpl170192016
Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! We try to be very diverse in all that we offer our guests, both in our tours, and our gift shop. We are very family-friendly in all that we do. Thank you again for the great review! We are...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have gone to this attraction every time I have have visited Gettysburg. I enjoyed it when it was the Wax Museum and was disappointed to hear they were changing it. However, I must say, that the change was a good one. They did a...More

1  Thank Slater20
Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review, and thank you for being a repeat visitor! It means a lot to hear from people who return year after year, especially from those who have been visiting before, and after our changes. It is great to hear you...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Upom our entry into the museum, we were greeted by incredibly helpful and friendly staff. The artifacts, 3D photos and short films were excellent! The cellar experience truly captured what it was like to be a civilian during the battle. The end of the self...More

1  Thank Jennifer M
Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! I think we have the nicest, and most knowledgeable staff in town, and it is always wonderful to hear it from our visitors. We have tried to tell a larger story of the battle, not just focusing on the soldiers,...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017

This is a very well done rendition of the events of July 1, 2 and 3. The video presentation lays out in pictures the movement of troops and the battlefield developments in a well organized fashion. The prentation makes the events, relative troop positions and...More

1  Thank Jorge G
Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for your review! The video presentation was done by the Civil War Trust. They have created and excellent, well organized and easy to understand overview of the battle of Gettysburg. I always tell our guests it is a must-see, and perfect as an...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

We spent hours here in this very quaint and informative museum. We especially loved the Lincoln letters and film reinactrments.

1  Thank Stuart S
Stephanie L, General Manager at Gettysburg Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for stopping by to see us, and the great review! Our museum is designed to allow you to choose how long, or little time you spend with us. There is always something new to see or re-discover! Thank you! Stephanie

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TheChiefess
29 February 2016|
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Response from Stephanie L | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! There is parking on-site, directly behind the museum. If you happen to park elsewhere in town, there is a trolley service that you can ride as well. Thanks!
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mccolby23
15 May 2015|
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Response from Stephanie L | Property representative |
The iPad tour is a tour of the battlefield, using a specially programmed iPad that you pick up from our facility. As you follow the GPS synced map, the iPad tells you about the three-day battle. There are certain stops... More
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mccolby23
15 May 2015|
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Response from Stephanie L | Property representative |
The previous responses are very helpful, and mostly correct. It is $35 for 5 hours, and you receive an iPad loaded with a specilized tour. It is linked via GPS, and as you travel tells you about the three day battle. The... More
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