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Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-338-1243
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Very Educational

Great experience. The film and cyclorama was awesome. The exhibits were very educational but keep... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Toni T
via mobile
Nice place to stop

Very large building but not much inside. Do have a great Civil War gun collection. Gift shop is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chad B
Sunbury, Pennsylvania
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-338-1243
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great experience. The film and cyclorama was awesome. The exhibits were very educational but keep you interested as well.

Thank Toni T
Reviewed yesterday

Very large building but not much inside. Do have a great Civil War gun collection. Gift shop is good size also

Thank Chad B
Reviewed yesterday

We booked an evening session at the cyclorama, after the visitor center was closed. We got a lecture on the history of cycloramas as well as the work that was done to restore the one that we have. Afterwards we got to get up close...More

Thank Kathyb17325
Reviewed yesterday

Starting with the movie and cyclorama at the visitors center really set the stage for the museum and then the drive on the battlefield. Well worth the price and experience.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are in the area the museum is a must see. It will take about 2 hr but it could take longer . Also, a tour of the battle fields is a must. If cost is an issue there is a self guided tour...More

1  Thank T L
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the best way to start your Gettysburg visit. It gives you the history and visua information to get you started for an amazing story in our history. The cyclorama is absolutely awesome.

1  Thank Misty C
Reviewed 3 days ago

I make sure to stop in at the visitors center every time I go the Gettysburg. There is a museum, cyclorama and retail store which offers a large selection of books and other Civil War/Gettysburg related items. The staff couldn't be more helpful or knowledgeable.

1  Thank Carol M
Reviewed 3 days ago

You get a good basic understanding of the civil war and Gettysburg battle by watching th movie and touring the museum, Good place to visit.

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center was amazing. We received all the information we needed to complete the trip. The Rangers and volunteers were very helpful in getting a hotel and recommending restaurants. A great venue!

Thank Janeen S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The visitors center is a must stop prior to starting your adventure in Gettysburg. The visitor center offers free maps and suggestions from rangers if you decide to do the self guided auto tour. Also, the gift shop offers a self tour package with audio...More

Thank SammieGSD
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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
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
Hello, I'm bringing my family to Gettysburg this summer. I'm disabled, very little walking. Do they have a scooter I could rent? Is there a tour of Gettysburg for people such as myself? It sounds so BIG I'm scared I'm going to mess it up so My family misses most everything. Any advice would help. Thank You. Tina
28 May 2016|
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Response from Carol W | Reviewed this property |
We hired a park guide who drove our car and gave us a battlefield tour. it was a great way to see the battlefield! It was as affordable as the bus to our when we divided the fare between those in our car -.and it was a... More