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Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center


1195 Baltimore Pike

Gettysburg, PA 17325



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Often called The Gateway to the Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center is the ideal first stop on your visit to Gettysburg. The 139,000-square foot state-of-the-art facility houses:

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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


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.


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