We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-338-1243
Book In Advance
from US$9
More Info
Gettysburg Heritage Center and Museum Admission
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
"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.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“visitor center” (562 reviews)
“civil war” (505 reviews)
“gift shop” (263 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-338-1243
Write a Review
Reviews (4,312)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1,061 - 1,070 of 4,256 reviews

Reviewed 23 June 2016

We took a bus tour first and then went to the museum and it put it all together for us. The circular painting made it very emotional and thought it was a beautifully set up. Need to visit to make your visit complete.

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

If you are going to do the automobile self guided tour, start here first. We did not and while we were fine...this fell at the end of our tour and would have been great as the beginning. The Cyclorama was incredible. ..possibly my favorite part.

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Obviously this is something that will appeal more to those who love history as there is just so much to see and learn. Not to be missed if you are in the area.

Thank Devin H
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Our tour guy recommend that museum, my son and his girlfriend not really wanted to go but I kinda "force" them and on the end of the day they were glad we did go . This round painting is amazing and whole displays its big...More

Thank AKNK2
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We really enjoyed the center but didn't have much time to walk around inside. We were on and off for the film and Cyclorama only with a group tour. I would HIGHLY recommend the Cyclorama. It was amazing and really helped to explain the battle....More

Thank Diana D
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Good value. Low cost. The cyclorama is profound. The displays cover all aspects of the war and battles and brought it home for us to see the artifacts of the daily lives of the officers and soldiers. Good facility with nice rest rooms.

Thank Annette K
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Interactive with so much to see. See up close and personal the history that this great nation was based on. Amazing artifacts and extremely informative. A must see!

Thank itravel2c
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Absolutely incredible friendly knowledgeable staff. I loved it went to the first day one back a second day. To see everything there was that much see.

Thank Justin P
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The private guided battlefield tour is definitely the way to go. Our guide Kurt drove our car to all of the sites on our 3 hour tour and gave us a riveting and detailed account of the 3 day battle at Gettysburg. My husband loved...More

Thank Aimee_Randy09
Reviewed 21 June 2016

This is an amazing visitor center! It is large and spacious, giving you the sense of having the place to yourself. There are numerous exhibits to view. And you can take as much time as you want at each. While there, make sure you see...More

Thank kimiandstevesmom
Nearby Restaurants
Hunt's Battlefield Fries & Cafe'
899 reviews
1.42 km away
Dobbin House Tavern
3,943 reviews
1.38 km away
Tommy's Pizza
1,024 reviews
1.35 km away
Gettysburg Eddie's
1,205 reviews
1.28 km away
Nearby Attractions
Gettysburg National Military Park
6,427 reviews
.10 km away
Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides
672 reviews
.28 km away
Gettysburg National Cemetery
1,419 reviews
.89 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
11 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from GettysburgFoundation | Property representative |
We do recommend seeing the film and Cyclorama before you take a battlefield tour. The visitor center is not far from town--several minutes by car, however there are two dining options in the visitor center and there are... More
Sandra G
24 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from GettysburgFoundation | 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
6 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 13 answers
Response from 03gator | Reviewed this property |
1-2 hours for the museum