Yes we have a famous battlefield to tour by car, bicycle, horseback, and even on foot but we boast a wealth of activities beyond those historic acres.
From historic taverns to ethnic cuisine, farm-to-table dining to unique edibles, the tastes of Gettysburg are sure to please every palate.
With adventures to suit every budget, Gettysburg and Adams County businesses offer plenty of packages to help visitors create their dream vacations.
Often called The Gateway to the Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center is the ideal first stop on your visit to Gettysburg. At the 139,000-square foot state-of-the-art facility, you will find:
The National Park Service Information Center
Pick up maps, get the scoop about events and programs, and get a Ranger’s expert opinion about the best way to see Gettysburg.
The Gettysburg Museum of The American Civil War
This nationally-renowned museum spans 11 galleries, features some of the most celebrated artifacts from the Battle of Gettysburg and dramatically tells the story of the three-day battle.
The Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama Painting
It’s likely you’ve been told by a friend that you cannot miss this. This 100+ year old oil painting is longer than a football field, taller than a 2-story building and masterfully depicts a 360-degree view of Pickett’s Charge. Your friend didn’t lie. Don’t miss it.
The Film “A New Birth of Freedom”
This half-hour film will sweep you away through the epic story of the battle of Gettysburg while illuminating the causes and outcomes of the battle within the context of American history.
Guided Tours of the Battlefield and Other Historic Sites
The Visitor Center has the perfect battlefield adventure for you. Be matched with a personal Licensed Battlefield Guide, choose a battlefield bus tour or pick from multiple self-guided tour options departing from the Visitor Center. Tours of Eisenhower National Historic Site and the George Spangler Field Hospital Site also depart here.
New Exhibits and Events
From celebrity appearances and author book signings to exclusive rotating exhibits, there’s almost always something exciting going on here. Make sure to check our event calendar before you come!
Refreshment & Gifts
When it’s time to refuel and pick up a t-shirt for a deserving relation, enjoy full-service lunch and all-day refreshments in our 1860’s inspired Refreshment Saloon and a curated gift selection in our fully-stocked Bookstore.
Find out more and buy tickets at our website www.GettysburgFoundation.org.
Oh, Did We Mention! Proceeds from your purchases at the Museum and Visitor Center go to fund battlefield preservation.
Why? The Gettysburg Foundation owns and operates the Museum & Visitor Center and is a private, non-profit educational organization working in partnership with the National Park Service to enhance preservation and understanding of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg. Click here to learn more about us and do some good.