Museum & Visitors Center at Gettysburg National Military Park
The battlefield is vast.
The names are legendary.
The experience is humbling.
Start your visit at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.
Begin with the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience.
- Set the Scene: The film "A New Birth of Freedom" provides the backdrop for your visit.
- Feel the Fury: Sense Pickett's Charge all around you in the light and sound show of the iconic Gettysburg Cyclorama.
- Share the Journey: Journey through the events and issues surrounding the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg in the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War.
Tour the Battlefield: Visit the legendary landmarks in a bus or car tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide.
Hear the Stories: Connect to the battlefield and its stories thorugh National Park Service educational and interpretive programs.
Special events, unique opportunities, and enlightening experiences await you at the Museum & Visitor Center. Call Reservations at 877-874-2478 or visit GettysburgFoundation. org to add one or more of our special events to your Gettysburg and Cumberland Valley itinerary.
Take some time to shop and dine at the Museum & Visitor Center.
- Shop in the Gettysburg Museum Bookstore where you'll find an extensive collection of books, gifts, memorabilia, and -- of course -- the must-have Gettysburg t-shirt.
- Dine in at the Refreshment Saloon, modeled after an actual Civil War-era saloon, for leisurely a-la-carte dining. Take a coffee break or have snack in the Battegrounds Cafe.
While in Gettysburg, include a visit to these historic sites:
Step into President Dwight and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower's weekend retreat and retirement home at the Eisenhower National Historic Site.
Discover the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital (summer only). Walk the grounds, hear the stories, and feel the emotions of life -- and death -- at this historic farm suddenly transformed into a field hospital. Admission included with the pruchase of a Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience ticket.
Explore the Rupp House History Center, the 1863 home of the John Rupp family, that tells the story of civilian life during and after the Battle of Gettysburg.
Experience the Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station which features a self-guided tour with exhibits and artifacts relating to Lincoln and the railroad's role in the history of Gettysburg.
Tour the David Wills House, a National Park Service musuem, where President Lincoln stayed prior to delivering his Gettysburg Address.
Visit the Gettysburg Soldiers' National Cemetery, where President Lincoln delivered his immortal Gettysburg Address. Walk the hallowed grounds that serve as the final resting place for more than 3,500 Union soldiers.