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Gettysburg Heritage Center, Gettysburg

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Where to stay in Gettysburg

Though Gettysburg offers plenty of lodging options to suit every visitor's budget, remember that you must reserve your room at least a few months ahead of time if you plan to attend the popular battle reenactments. Many inns in the heart of town offer both a sense of history and many modern amenities, including exercise facilities and both indoor and outdoor pools. You can also choose to stay at a comfortable hotel just northwest of the area's historical battlefield complex, located only minutes from downtown.
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  • There are so many Civil War tours/museums to choose from in Gettysburg but the Heritage Center offers a first hand touch to this horrendous historic event. We entered uncertain if this was just anothe...  more »
  • I had visited this attraction years ago when it was a so-so wax museum, BUT it's been TOTALLY REDONE and now it's just AMAZING! It is WELL worth the price, many interactive displays, and the dress up ...  more »
  • This was our first stop in Gettysburg. Employees were friendly and helpful and they had a nice selection of souvenirs. There was a museum attached that we did not go through.  more »
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  • Always enjoy seeing what's new here when I'm in that area. Great collection of books if you're looking for a good civil war/historic read. I'd recommend the museum just for the "cellar experience" alone.
  • This is the place where the History Nerds tours operate - we loved our Nerd tour and highly recommend Al, our tour guide. There is free parking in the back of the building, which is set back from the road. The restrooms inside are clean and the gift shop has something for everyone.
  • My family spent 2 hours here and loved every minute. Everyone was extremely nice and helpful!! Go here!
  • Loved this place. Lots to learn, great friendly people working here with loads of information. If you're a history buffn I suggest stopping here. Hands on stuff for the kids too.
  • When I first heard the wax museum would be no more I was sad & convinced the owners were making a mistake. I was so so wrong. I LOVE the new HERITAGE CENTER! The 3D pics were AWESOME. All of the artifacts were wonderful. My favorite exhibit was the 3 Rebs posing for the camera & the camera set itself. I was pleased the wax figures were kept in the map area, but I was hoping they would be lit up more. I also missed Lincoln coming up from the stage. This is a fantastic place to learn about the people & the town of Gettysburg. It's priced right too. I recommend it to everyone.