Gettysburg Heritage Center, Gettysburg

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  • The artifacts and set up are done quite well. The movie from the Civil War Trust is in their big theater and is worth watching. It gives you a good idea of troop movements by diagram in addition to th...  more »
  • This is right across from the Quality Inn we stayed at. The gentleman behind the counter was really nice. Lots of great history, pictures, displays. Im glad we stopped by.  more »
  • We visited this museum while in Gettysburg as it was one I had not seen on previous trips. It was well worth seeing and price was good to tour.{ they offer AAA discount} They have 3-D pictures to view...  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.

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