Gettysburg Heritage Center, Gettysburg

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  • August 12, 2017
    The Heritage Center was awesome. It offers something for everyone. There 3D photos and documentaries were so real like and they were quick not drawn out . The set up was not like anything I have seen ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We have a 9 and 7 year old. We didn't want to do a bus tour because it was expensive for all 4 of us and I knew they would get restless and bored if it was too slow. We looked at the carriage rides, a...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    They do reenactment sin front of this place and it was the best! We enjoyed seeing them cooking and dressed in their historical garb. Worth a quick visit. Was in and out in less than a hour.  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    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.
  • June 29, 2017
    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.
  • May 10, 2017
    My family spent 2 hours here and loved every minute. Everyone was extremely nice and helpful!! Go here!
  • March 21, 2017
    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.
  • October 10, 2016
    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.

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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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