• Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Discover the Battle of Gettysburg from the perspective of the people who lived there during the war at the Gettysburg Heritage Center. See artifacts and historical documents, plus interactive and 3-D displays to learn about the events that took place in this historic town before, during, and after the battle.

Highlights

  • Discover the town of Gettysburg at the Gettysburg Heritage Center
  • Learn about the Battle of Gettysburg
  • See a wide variety of artifacts, documents, and displays
  • Shop for souvenirs and more at the on-site gift shop
  • Educational and entertaining for the entire family

What You Can Expect

Gettysburg Heritage Center and Museum Admission

Gettysburg Heritage Center

Discover the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania as well as its citizens and their stories at the Gettysburg Heritage Center. Just outside the Gettysburg National Military Park, the museum is an educational and entertaining experience for the entire family.

Learn what the Battle of Gettysburg meant to the people who lived there during the war. Observe the many artifacts, historical documents, interactive displays, and 3-D productions, to gain a better understanding of the events that took place in Gettysburg before, during, and after the battle. Also, find how the locals reacted to the invasion of their town and hear their stories of courage under fire.

Before leaving, stop at the Center’s gift shop, located in the lobby of the Heritage Center, to peruse the vast selection of gift items. Check out the many books, clothing, souvenirs, artwork, replica weaponry, toys, games, and much more.

Customer Reviews

Julie Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

From the moment we walk through the door, the staff were very helpful and advised us of all that there was to offer. The exhibits were what we expected and we were very happy with the he overall experience. Staff gave us information to further explore the area.

Susan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The heritage center surprised me. It is smaller then I expected but it was well laid out and worth the visit. My grandson who is 9 enjoyed the experience of sitting in the cellar and felling what it must have been like for the people that lived there. There are many three D photos that really built on helping to understand the war. I am glad we made this a part of our trip.

Anne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We came here late in the day and our hotel receptionist told us the museum closes at 6pm but actually it was open until 8pm so glad we called them to find out more. There is so much to take in and interesting items, statements from war survivors at the time and scenes and short films. At the end there was an informative movie in a theater that shows how the troops lined up and fought throughout the battle. This was helpful in understanding all of the information that we viewed on the bus tour. The building is somewhat small so take your time and read everything to get a good feel for what was experienced during the battle by the residents. A great deal!

Philip R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This is an excellent place to visit and spend some time. A perfect addition to touring Gettysburg, the battlefield, the information center and cyclorama.

K J F

4 star rating: Recommended July 2017

Gave a good insight into Colonial Britain with live ammunition being fired from the muskets. Worth the experience

greg n

4 star rating: Recommended March 2017

Great place to visit,. The only reason that I did not give it 5 stars was because the main theatre was not working based on a projection bulb failure. The staff was very cordial and gave us a book,map, and canvas bag to apologize for the inconvienced that it caused us. Would also highly recommend as it provided alot of great facts and history.

David R

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

Nicely set up.

Laura G

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2016

interactive displays made it interesting.

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