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Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

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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...more
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1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
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All reviews visitor center civil war gift shop great place to start narrated by morgan freeman first stop cyclorama painting degree painting book store starting point gettysburg museum short film bus tour on display pickett's charge eisenhower farm history buff
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful information! Try the auto tour they have set up to tour the town and battlefields. 15$ to see all the exhibits abd young children are freeMore

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank meghanc1021
GFManager, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi meghanc1021! Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. The visitor center is a great place start your visit. Hope to see you again! There is so...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the best points of contact of any historical site I've been to. Sympathetic building and smart efficient staff on hand to assist. Retained a first class guide for the site which I highly recommend, definitely no clock watching as we wandered the extensive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris H
Manager_GF, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Greetings Chris H, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit overall and apologize for any issues you may have had in your dining experience. We hope you visit again! Thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is well laid out detailing the whole battle of Gettysburg. It explains the actions from both sides and captures the devastation of war. Beautifully done. We then took the aut tour around the town and were truly impressed. It reflects the area exactly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank patsyp_11
GFManager, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Patsyp_11, Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed the museum experience. We take great pride in our museum exhibits. Hope you come and visit again! There is so much more to do!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a terrific museum where you can spend the better part of the day, depending on your level of interest. There are a huge number of artifacts and displays to see, as well as an incredible cyclarama!More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cameronrose39
Manager_GF, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Cameronrose39, Thank you for your review! We agree, the museum are full of interesting material and some of our visitors do end up spending hours exploring the galleries. Also, the Gettysburg Cyclorama is a national gem and not to be missed--a grand painting that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend a rainy day immersing ourselves with the history. We only allowed 2 hours and could have easily spent 4 hours. Well put together.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MissLeahG
Manager_GF, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello MissLeahG, Thank you for your review. We thank you for visiting the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center and are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. The museum is full of interesting artifacts, additional films, and many educational interactives where one's time can fly...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There generations traveling toghether enjoyed museum and learned more about our history.Great museum , very well done.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anna S
Manager_GF, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Anna, Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you took time to visit us with three generations of you family. We appreciate you, and your family, taking time to explore the museum and hope to see you again soon. Thank...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just go and learn and read and wonder and think about what Gettysburg means and how much further we need to go to make their deaths worth it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Denali_Dream
Manager_GF, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Denali Dream, Thank you for your review. We agree that the Gettysburg Cyclorama should not be missed. We appreciate you visiting and hope to see you soon. Thanks!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didnt really know what to expect going into the visitor center. Purchased the museum and movie ticket for 15 which included the Cyclorama. Just the Cyclorama was well worth the entrance price. It was truly stunning. We planned for an hour there max, but ended...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank savefarris87
GFManager, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi savefarris87! Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the Film, Cyclorama, and Museum Experience. The experience is really the best to do prior to tour the battlefield. Hope you come back and visit again, there is so...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are some really great exhibits (like the tree branch with imbedded shot) - the 360 theater means little if you haven't done some prior research regarding the battle. The 1990's movie is really well done but gives a tunnel vision view of the battle.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bog999999999
GFManager, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for taking the time to post your review. We value your feedback. Would you be willing to explain more about your visit? Please email us at info@gettysburgfoundation.org. Thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at just in time to catch the film and cyclorama. Both were great and worth the ticket price. Even our kids liked the film. Afterwards, we went through the museum portion. It was very well laid out and took us almost 3 hours...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ammomof3
GFManager, Manager at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, ammomof3. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We agree and we are very proud of what we have to offer to visitors like you. We will pass your comments along,...More

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marleineNewJersey
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Response from ducksfan28 | Reviewed this property |
no seating in the Cyclorama
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marleineNewJersey
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Response from Annette R | Reviewed this property |
There is no seating in the Cyclorama area.
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marleineNewJersey
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Response from cyhranch | Reviewed this property |
There was no seating, but elevators available for wheelchair, so I am sure they could bring you a chair.
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