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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TripAdvisor
  • Great experience for the whole family. Although, since it is a museum,it's better for older, school aged kids. The artifacts are amazing.  more »
  • Tour with a narrator for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Limited stops but great overview of battle and areas covered. Interesting history of the events which transpired.  more »
  • Fantastic, informative centre, great, realistic presentation of important US history. Plan to spend a whole day or even two into the area  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.
  • 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.
  • As National Park fans this one is a must see in the country. The tour guide is worth every penny and the passion for this place by the people who work here is very evident. You can easily spend more then a day here.
  • This was an awesome experience that everyone should make an effort to be able to experience.
  • Excellent destination for anyone who's even remotely interested history or the civil war.