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Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg

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  • This is a must do but in order to to go up to the cupola the price goes from $9.95 to 29.95. I was very disappointed, I was looking forward to going up but hadn't counted on such a leap in a price, so...  read more »
  • Interesting visit, great history of medicine and theology of the time. I highly recommend going and hope to return . 
  • Laid out in a great detail regarding the use of this building during and after the battle of gettsburg 
  • Went there opening ceremony for 150th anniversary. Best museum ever in town.
  • Appropriately deals with issues of slavery and religion. It shows the horrors of war without portraying the Battle of Gettysburg as a fairytale with no consequences. This is a top-notch museum with a place for the whole family.
  • I would recommend this museum to anyone looking to broaden your appreciation and interpretation of the Battle of Gettysburg, and the history of the town itself. It dutifully covers First Day action but also many things that are usually found in books about OTHER than the Battle -- citizens, slavery in the region, care of the wounded, history of the seminary itself, etc. The privilege of ascending into the cupola (as part of a "tour") is worth the sticker-shock price. The "tour" is basically guide-talk while overlooking the scene, but our guide -- Avery, a recent history grad from the College -- was quite good and took advantage of the sight lines to amplify the First Day story. The building is rebuilt from the inside out so there are few places where the experience of being there is easily imagined, but the "history" of going up and down the old wooden staircases is intact. Finally, there is a VERY interesting "ethics test" ("what would you do?") feature -- take some time with it -- very thought provoking.
  • great tour .i first thought it was kind of pricey but the view is breathtaking and the guide was great and explained the role the seminary played in the can take the more inexpensive tour but i advise taking the full tour .it is well worth the money
  • Since this museum's inception, my family has spent hundreds of dollars attending this site. For the sake of supporting history, I never complained about paying their high admittance fee for their underwhelmed exhibits. But not anymore! I refuse to donate or attend a museum that censors American history for the sake of political correctness... Especially when my ancestors (NON-SLAVE OWNERS) fought for that censored "battle flag” only a few miles away. Who would ever guess this could happen in the town of Gettysburg. Shame on you Dr. Black! Great job alienating likeminded Civil War enthusiasts like myself; who used to support your museum and now refuse to abide by your censored history!
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