Gettysburg Heritage Center Museum

Gettysburg, PA

Where are we going?

Gettysburg Heritage Center Museum
297 Steinwehr Avenue Gettysburg
PA 17325

717-334-6245​

What is there to do?

When you tour the Gettysburg Heritage Center Museum, you gain an extraordinarily unique perspective on the infamous Battle of Gettysburg - one from the soldiers point of view from the battlefield, and one from the civilians who lived in the town during the conflict. 

Explore history through a number of exhibits, which show the reality of war, and tell the stories of those people who called Gettysburg home.

Your historic journey takes place via a two-part self guided tour, offering those unique perspectives. There's an orientation animated movie which helps set up the scene with an in-depth look at the three day battle, before you can go on to discover what life was like for the civilians in the town, before, during and after those three days.

Can you just imagine what it would have been like to actually endure the conflict as a civilian, hiding in your basement?

Also in the museum there are historic artifacts, 3D video and photography, historical documents and interactive displays

How much does it cost?

Adults: $9

Children: $7 (Ages 6 to 12)

LAST UPDATED 2018

Need a little extra help?

The Heritage Center is handicap accessible. There is a ramp for wheelchair access located on the south side of the building

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When can we go?

9am - 5pm daily (extended spring and summer hours, often 6pm or 7pm close)

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

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Any top tips?

Self-guided tour. Allow 1 - 1 1/2 hours for the entire experience. Tickets are available at the door, or you can pre-purchase online. Make sure you explore the actual Battlefield afterwards! The staff can recommend the best way to do this if you want to take a tour

I’m Hungry!

Grab something in the area before or after your visit, there are plenty of places to enjoy something!

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