Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center

History Museum and National Park
1195 Baltimore Pike (btwn Middle St & Route 15), Gettysburg, PA 17325, United States
Open until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–6:00 PM
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    Jessica J.
    "The museum area is great and the film and cyclorama is excellent."(7 Tips)
    Jon D.
    "Breathtaking site of the most important battle of the Civil War."(9 Tips)
    Mark B.
    "The visitor center movie and cyclorama are awesome."(5 Tips)
    "Start the Auto Tour form here"(3 Tips)
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  • Jon M.

    Have not been 2 Gettysburg in a long time

    Jon McGovern · August 22
  • Alex R.

    Battlefield tours (book ahead of time!) are a great way to get a better understanding of the battle.

    Alex Ravenel · August 22
  • Mark B.

    The visitor center movie and cyclorama are awesome. Gives you good start for your auto self guided tour. So much to see throughout the battlefield.

    Mark B · June 26
  • Jon D.

    Breathtaking site of the most important battle of the Civil War. Spring for the guided tour, it's well worth it and puts everything together since it can overwhelming.

    Jon Darveau · June 25
  • Tina M.

    This place is so amazing. It's an emotional experience to stand on Little Round Top and think about all that happened in this small town. Don't pass up any opportunity to go there.

    Tina Metzler · June 1
  • visitPA

    Free of charge, explore historical battlefields, Soldier’s National Cemetery and the David Wills House, where President Lincoln put the finishing touches on the Gettysburg Address.

    visitPA · April 13
  • LoyaltyOfDogs D.

    If you have a chance to see the special program "An Evening With the Painting," do not miss it! It's the story of the Gettysburg Cyclorama and its restoration, with a behind-the-scenes tour! Read more

  • visitPA

    2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Licensed Battlefield Guides at Gettysburg, which means licensed guides can take you on a personal two-hour tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield by car or by bus.

    visitPA · December 18, 2014
  • Robyn

    A must see...the Visitor Center does not tell you handicapped is allowed to drive thru the cemetery

    Robyn · October 12, 2014
  • Keith T.

    Museum tour and film

    Keith Tripi · October 12, 2014
  • visitPA

    Visit the site of one of the most important turning points in the American Civil War. Today, Gettysburg National Military Park offers battlefield tours and other events for visitors from near and far.

    visitPA · September 29, 2014
  • Annette W.

    @ the museum

    Annette Wright · September 16, 2014
  • Paul W.

    A must see! Drive or walk thru history.

    Paul Withun · September 1, 2014
  • Mac J.

    Loved everything about it

    Mac Johnson · August 17, 2014
  • Claire E.

    Watch the movie at the visitors center and look at the movement maps to get a better idea of directions on the field when you reach them. 1 monument marks 300 union troops

    Claire Ellen · August 14, 2014
  • Em

    #9 on top 25 landmarks in the world. Massive. Intense - narration brought battlefield into life. So much history!

    Em · August 10, 2014
  • Jessica J.

    We love visiting Gettysburg and this is always our first stop. The museum area is great and the film and cyclorama is excellent.

    Jessica Johnston · August 6, 2014
  • Amy S.

    Buy the self tour CD in the gift shop. You can listen to it in your car while you tour the battlefields at your own pace!

    Amy Sawyer · July 19, 2014
  • Jeremy J.

    I stayed a few hours and must come back for a much longer visit. Awesome history to explore.

    Jeremy Jacobowitz · May 29, 2014
  • Michael V.

    Know, understand and enjoy our history

    Michael V · May 23, 2014
  • visitPA

    Gettysburg is known as one of the most famous American battlefields. Visitors can explore the site that marked the turning point of the Civil War and where Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address.

    visitPA · May 16, 2014
  • Mary-Jo B.

    Great way to start the Gettysburg experience.

    Mary-Jo Bedsworth · May 3, 2014
  • James M.

    Do the driving tour first. Then visit the museum when all the buses and tour groups are gone - usually after 1pm.

    James Mikelis · April 28, 2014
  • Brenda L.

    Such a nice place loaded with information!

    Brenda Lambert · March 29, 2014
  • Mike F.

    Search for "Civil War music" on your Spotify, Rdio etc. and add some tunes to the tour.

    Mike Fraietta · February 9, 2014
  • visitPA

    The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the American Civil War. Today, Gettysburg National Military Park offers a full range of group programs, battlefield tours and other events to explore.

    visitPA · November 22, 2013
  • visitPA

    In 1863, in this small town in southern Pennsylvania, something happened that profoundly influenced our country's development and shaped our national character.

    visitPA · November 20, 2013
  • visitPA

    You have just checked into the place where the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address" was formed.

    visitPA · November 12, 2013
  • Mike B.

    Must start by visiting the cyclorama, film and museum at the visitor center. Then audio or guided tour is the battlefields. An amazing slice of dramatic history !

    Mike Berger · November 1, 2013
  • Monica L.

    Very well organized auto tour (self-drive).

    Monica Lee · September 27, 2013
  • Peter J.

    Nehmt Euch Zeit mit.

    Peter Johnson · September 7, 2013
  • Patti L.

    A must for visiting Gettysburg. .. the Victorian Carriage Company was a great way to tour the massive park.

    Patti Lynn · September 2, 2013
  • Kimberly

    Great customer service & the book shop was very informative. Enjoyed my day a the park, need to make a second trip to finish seeing all the sights.

    Kimberly · August 18, 2013
  • Ryan

    Gorgeous new space for the Visitor Center but don't eat here - it was $6 for a very tiny fountain soda and glass of water. Food is wayyy over priced.

    Ryan · August 12, 2013
  • C E.

    A great place to learn about the Battle of Gettysburg and the significant role it had on the Civil War. I recommend the mini documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman and the Cyclorama-truly beautiful.

    C Edwards · August 3, 2013
  • Kelly H.

    This is probably the greatest military parks in the United State. Put this on your bucket list.

    Kelly Hilliard · July 31, 2013
  • John C.

    We did the driving toyrs with the CDs--I would recommend this for all groups except children

    John Carlson · July 30, 2013
  • Bubbles

    I liked it here. That should count for SOMETHING.

    Bubbles · July 23, 2013
  • j C.

    You can rent the driving cd at dime local hotels for $10

    j C · July 20, 2013
  • Sara A.

    History at its best... But worst... Amazing things happened here.

    Sara Ann · July 3, 2013
  • Pittsburgh T.

    If taking a bus tour, be sure to get to the bus shelter 10 minutes early.

    Pittsburgh TasteBudB · June 29, 2013
  • Julie S.

    Beautiful day to explore....

    Julie Spytma · June 28, 2013
  • Rob M.

    Gettysburg is one of my all time favorite places to visit. It's a great American Memorial to all that lost their lives here, North or South. Everyone should read about the Civil War and visit here.

    Rob Mosley · June 22, 2013
  • Melanie J.

    Nice to drive thru when there's not a lot if tourists yet for the season!!

    Melanie Jobst · June 11, 2013
  • Reverend Doctor d.

    Great folks here. Battery went dead in the van, the ranger service came right out and gave us a jump!

  • Charles

    After exploring inside, have a seat with the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, read the Gettysburg Address on the nearby rock, and absorb the history that happened here July 1st through 3rd in 1863.

    Charles · May 22, 2013
  • Kelly W.

    Are you lost, bro?

    Kelly Winkleman · May 16, 2013
  • Rob

    Totally cool don't get caught on the battlefield after 10 pm

    Rob · April 22, 2013
  • Rob

    Awesome place everything is free. I recommend getting the driving tour DVD it is so worth it

    Rob · April 22, 2013
  • Humaid Alremeithi

    Indispensable for those want to learn on civil war

    Humaid Alremeithi · April 14, 2013

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