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Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg

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  • Displays - visual and sound, as well as written and cinematic representations - are top notch. The setting is the actual site of an important part of the famous battle, where people lived and worked, ...  more »
  • This was the first time we visited Seminary Ridge. It was a make shift hospital during the civil war and you really get a feel of what the doctors and wounded soldiers went through. It is also a histo...  more »
  • This building was used as a Union field hospital during and after the battle. It was also in the thick of the fighting on the first day of the battle. There are 4 floors of exhibits, which can be reac...  more »
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  • Very well done museum with a very detailed tour on the events that lead to day one of the battle and how the union and Confederate lines formed for the next two days.
  • 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.
  • Seminary Ridge was strategic to the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The displays are meaningful in drawing you into the context of the time.
  • 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.