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Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum


111 Seminary Ridge

Gettysburg, PA 17325





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START HERE and STEP INSIDE one of the Civil War's most historic buildings.

Walk through a building that witnessed the Battle of Gettysburg and became one of hte largest field hospitals in the area. Hear the floors creak and the voices of duty and devotion echo through the historic hallways.

Four floors of interacive exhibits will immerse you in the first day of the battle along Seminary Ridge, the care of the wounded and the larger issue of the unfinished work for freedom, and special programs bring the exhibits to life .

The EXCLUSIVE-ACCESS Cupola Tour is available daily and offers a guided experience through the building's attic and cupola. (Union Gen. John Buford used the building's cupola in 1863 to survey the battlefield.)

  • Four floors of exhibits with many original artifacts and documents.
  • Opportunity for specially guided tours of the cupola where Brigadier General John Buford scouted the Confederate advance
  • 4 major video productions
  • 10 original murals by renowned artist Dale Gallon commissioned exclusively for the museum
  • Hands-on interactive stations for children to follow the "Zieglers" (the children of the caretaker who lived in this building)
  • One-mile outdoor walking trail with wayside markers
  • Located along the National Park Service's auto tour route
  • Ample free parking
  • Ample restroom facilities
  • Gift shop
  • Handicap accessible (except EXCLUSIVE-ACCESS cupola tour)
  • Group friendly


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  • Handicap Accessible

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