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Gettysburg Battlefield
Gettysburg, PA
Gettysburg, PA
Gettysburg, PA
Gettysburg Battlefield Monument
Gettysburg, PA

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Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center is the official start to your Gettysburg visit.

Begin with the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience:

  • Reflect on the Battle of Gettysburg and the emotional outcomes with the film, A New Birth of Freedom.
  • Immerse yourself in the sites and sounds of Pickett’s Charge in the iconic Gettysburg Cyclorama.
  • Experience the war and its aftermath through rare artifacts and interactive exhibits in the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War.

Gettysburg, PA
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center


Tour the Battlefield

Explore the major battle action areas on a guided Battlefield Tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide.


National Park Service Programs

Connect to the battlefield and its stories through National Park Service walks, talks and hikes. Participate in Park Ranger Programs April through October at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. Visit nps.gov/gett for details.

Gettysburg Battlefield
Gettysburg Battlefield

 

Additional Historic Sites
Be reminded of the devotion to country and the sacrifice Americans gave to ensure our freedom during a visit to the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 3,500 Union soldiers killed in the Battle of Gettysburg and the site where President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

Tour Eisenhower National Historic Site, the farm that served General and later President Dwight Eisenhower and wife, Mamie, as a weekend retreat, a meeting place for world leaders and a home. Access is by a shuttle that departs regularly from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg, PA
Eisenhower National Historic Site

Stand in the footsteps of President Abraham Lincoln at the David Wills House, the home where he stayed the night before delivering the Gettysburg Address.

David Wills House Gettysburg, PA
David Wills House

Follow the way of President Abraham Lincoln at the Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad StationTM where he arrived on November 18, 1863, the day before he delivered the Gettysburg Address. The station’s free, self-guided tour features exhibits and artifacts relating to Lincoln and the railroad’s role in Gettysburg history.

Gettysburg, PA
Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station

Get a glimpse of civilian life during the Civil War and the soldiers who fought in and around Gettysburg at the Rupp House History Center. The museum is free to visit and offers interactive displays, exhibits and special programs.

 

For reservations and tickets, visit GettysburgFoundation.org or call the Reservations Department at 877-874-2478 or 717-334-2436. Ticket purchases support preservation and help to maintain the legacy of the Gettysburg battlefield. Discount for AAA members.

 

This attraction was originally featured in the May/June 2019 digital version of AAA World.


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