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Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

Address

1195 Baltimore Pike

Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone

717-338-1243

Alternate Phone

877-874-2478

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The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center is the official start to your Gettysburg visit.

Plan your visit and start with the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience:

  • See the film—A New Birth of Freedom—and set the framework for your Gettysburg visit.
  • Experience the sights and sounds of Pickett’s Charge in the iconic Gettysburg Cyclorama.
  • Explore the rare artifacts and interactive exhibits in the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War.

Then, tour the battlefield and visit the legendary landmarks with a Licensed Battlefield Guide.

Connect to the battlefield and its stories through National Park Service educational/interpretive programs.

Shop in the Museum Bookstore and gift shop, which offers a wide variety of items on the Civil War and Gettysburg. Eat in the Refreshment Saloon and sample some of the foods and recipes popular with both soldiers and civilians during the Civil War.

Visit the Eisenhower National Historic Site to tour the home of President Dwight Eisenhower. Take a self-guided walk around the farm and learn about the 1950s Secret Service operations and Eisenhower's role in World War II. Tours of the site are accessible via shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center.

Tour the David Wills House, a National Park Service museum, in downtown Gettysburg. Visits include five galleries, two recreated rooms, including the Lincoln bedroom, two interactive stations, two films and a gift shop. Learn about the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, the establishment of the Soldier's National Cemetery and Lincoln's stay at the Wills House the night before he delivered the Gettysburg Address.

Discover the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital (summer only). The George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital is one of the best surviving examples of a farm used as a corps field hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg. Living history encampments and special programs are open to visitors Friday-Sunday in June, July and August. The site is accessible via shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center.

Make these historic sites, also offered by the Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg National Military Park, part of your experience at Gettysburg:

  • The Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station™ is a great place to begin your downtown Gettysburg experience. President Lincoln arrived at this station in November, 1863 the day before delivering the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery.
  • The Rupp House History Center is the historic home of John Rupp and his family. This free museum offers a glimpse of civilian experience during the Civil War and is a great place to visit with children.
  • The Soldiers’ National Cemetery is one of 14 national cemeteries managed by the National Park Service and the final resting place for more than 3,500 Union soldiers killed in the Battle of Gettysburg.

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