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Gettysburg Heritage Center Museum

Gettysburg, PA

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Address: 297 Steinwehr Avenue Gettysburg, PA 17325 How do we get there? Number: 717-334-6245​
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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Also in the museum there are historic artifacts, 3D video and photography, historical documents and interactive displays

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$8 (Ages 6 to 12)


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Gettysburg Heritage Center Museum FAQ’s

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

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

​Located in the lobby of the Gettysburg Heritage Center is one of Gettysburg’s largest and finest gift shops! Specializing in Civil War books, apparel, replica weapons, home décor, souvenirs, games & toys, collectibles and much more! Offering a wide selection, and distinctive gifts!

With over 15 students in your party, you can schedule a field trip and it really is the ultimate way to explore the Gettysburg Battlefield outside of the history books - you're IN Gettysburg!

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

Last time to enter the exhibit area is 1 hour prior to closing.

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