Gettysburg Heritage Center, Gettysburg

4.6
#7 of 15 in Museums in Gettysburg
Gettysburg Heritage Center is located in Gettysburg. Take a look at our Gettysburg online trip itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Gettysburg Heritage Center and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Create an itinerary including Gettysburg Heritage Center
map
Gettysburg Heritage Center Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
314 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Having been to the 'Wax Museum' (What was there before.) countless times, I expected it to be larger. Displays were basically in one room. I couldn't imagine what it would be like with a large group t...  more »
  • We enjoyed the 3-D exhibits and the "cellar experience" was a great way to understand how towns people saw the war.  more »
  • The Heritage Center beings the experience of Gettysburg's civilian population to life like no other museum or exhibit. The family friendly exhibits bring history to life for young people while the art...  more »
Google
  • Great little museum and cool movie with neat waxed figures. Kids even enjoyed the experience. Very informative
  • So much to see! And wonderful educational programs including author visits. The large gift shop offers something for everyone at very good prices.
  • Excellent place to go to get some insight into what it was like to live in Gettysburg when the battle took place. Lots of quotes from people living in the town at the time. It was also pretty neat to see the stereoscopic images that were made back then.
  • Beautiful building that's been recently redone. Plenty of parking. Very walkable from this location. Excellent staff. Accessible rest rooms. Good shopping. Plenty of info & suggestions for visitors. Highly recommend.
  • Great gift shop and museum. During the season in the weekends they usually have living history events out front. Also offer museum tour free if charge with an active duty military ID card.

Plan your trip to Gettysburg

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Gettysburg by other users

29 days in United States BY A USER FROM CAYMAN ISLANDS July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 28 days in United States, Toronto & Niagara Falls BY A USER FROM CANADA September, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts & New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Massachusetts, Gettysburg & Maryland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans