Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center

History Museum
1195 Baltimore Pike (btwn Middle St & Route 15)
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Monday
8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday
8:00am - 6:00pm

Tips

  • "Cemetery Ridge was the scene of some of the severest fighting and on which is situated the National Soldiers' Cemetery. Here President Lincoln attended the consecration of the Soldiers' Monument."
  • The Ghost Adventures Crew tries to contact the tortured souls of Gettysburg, PA, site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.
  • Definitely spend the few dollars to see the movie narrated by Morgan Freeman and the original 1884 Cyclorama. They are both amazing.
  • "Gettysburg, on the turnpike from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh...stands on elevated ground, in the midst of a fertile farming country. The town numbers about four thousand inhabitants." circa 1863.
  • Start the Auto Tour form here
  • Indispensable for those want to learn on civil war
  • Pick up the driving tour audio cd at the counter in bookstore. Grab the map from the info desk and hit the road. Allows you to drive and visit at your pace and get some stories along the way.
  • 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.
  • "Immediately after the battle, the owner returned, repaired the damages, and the building now promises to stand for many years, bearing the scars of that fierce conflict." on Meade's Headquarters.
  • Parking is hard to find
  • 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.
  • I liked it here. That should count for SOMETHING.
  • 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.
  • See the Cyclorama. Terrific technology for its time and still cool today.
  • "The second of July was one of the most lovely days of the season, with the exception of occasional shots...remained perfectly quiet. The headquarters, however...presented a most animated appearance."
  • "The town suffered considerably from our artillery, and the houses were covered with indentations of musket balls...few of the inhabitants were injured, most of them taking refuge in their cellars."
  • "There were several regiments of Sharpshooters employed on both sides during the war. The first regiment was composed of men who brought their own rifles, and could snuff a candle at a hundred yards."
  • "On the Fourth of July, 1863, Lee's shattered army withdrew from Gettysburg...The artist, in passing over the previous days' engagements, found in a lonely place the covert of a rebel sharpshooter."
  • Donald De Lue, creator of WVUs Mountaineer statue, also sculpted the Mississippi & Louisiana state monuments at Gettysburg. See a resemblance to the Mountaineer?
  • The auto tour is great! Buy CD package to play as you drive in the gift shop (the one by Jake Boritt costs a little more but it's definitely worth it).

Nearby places

Gettysburg National Cemetery (Baltimore Pike)
Sykes Ave (Crawford Rd)