Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, Gettysburg

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Famous for its 360-degree cyclorama painting of the climactic Confederate attack on the Union forces in 1863, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center houses a large collection of cannons, firearms, and uniforms from the American Civil War. Located on the site of one of the bloodiest episodes in American history, the museum contains over 40,000 war artifacts and highlights the history behind the cyclorama, painted by French artist Paul Philippoteaux. For a personal driving tour of the area, you can reserve a battlefield guide prior to your arrival who will tour the grounds with you. Put Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center into our Gettysburg itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Gettysburg.
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  • The museum is a great stop and worth the admission, I would recommend seeing the cyclorama. My issue lied with the 'visitor center' which lets face it, is really just a fancy phrase for gift shop that...  more »
  • A must see. Be prepared to spend at least 4 hours. Take the driving tour too. Make sure if you can to hire a guide. They are a wealth of information.  more »
  • My wife and I spent 8 hours at the museum and walking around and doing a couple of the ranger guided tours. You really don't need to hire a guide or buy the audio CD for the car tour. We didn't. There...  more »
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  • This is a fantastic museum and National Park run by NPS. The history here is over whelming. As one who frequents National Parks, this one is definitely in the top five for historic parks. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The building is well kept and the bathrooms maintained. Food is available in the cafe and often times there are people dressed in Civil War era clothing who are will to pose for pictures and answer questions. Parking can be tough but it's worth the walk.
  • I went here for a school trip and was in awe. I saw the video that they played inside the theater, and the quality and seating was amazing! It's a great intro to the museum and tour. The cyclorama was amazing and beautiful and extremely lifelike. The museum is very high quality and the information is detailed and interesting. The gift shop is full of a variety of collectibles and books. The tour guide was extremely kind and funny. He certainly knew what he was talking about. I learned lots of new information! I will definitely visit again with my family.
  • Absolutely amazing museum. A must see for every American. They have created a truly memorable experience and the exhibits walk you through the state of the nation, the war itself, and of course the Battle of Gettysburg. I highly recommend buying the guided auto tour CD in the gift shop and set aside 2 hours for it.
  • Great place to visit for orientation top battlefield. Unfortunately only four stars because seeing the cyclorama and movie are very expensive...nearly $80 for a family of four. NPS is a bit too cash hungry.
  • Nice facilities! The film and cycloram were awesome!!!