Gettysburg National Military Park - Museum And Visitor CentreCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Gettysburg Museum of History, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-7173341124
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 07:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Park, Family And Kids
Gettysburg National Military Park - Museum And Visitor Centre - Review
Gettysburg has a glorious past and historical significance attached to it. Hence in remembrance of the same, there are many attractions in Gettysburg which will take you back in the Civil War era. One such attraction is the Gettysburg National Military Park, Museum and Visitor Centre. Located perfectly at the Baltimore Pike, the park is a major attraction in Gettysburg and is also a crowd’s favourite. Hence, if you want to know more about Gettysburg's war history, you should definitely visit this incredible attraction. Private guided tours are organised frequently and a movie is showcased which tells about the civil war history.
Gettysburg National Military Park - Museum And Visitor Centre Information
- You require a full day to explore the military park. Hence, make your plans accordingly.
Gettysburg National Military Park - Museum And Visitor Centre Ticket Prices
The entry to the park is free of cost but for the museum and visitor centre is as follows:
- Adult (ages 13+): 12.50 USD
- Seniors (65+): 11.50 USD
- Youth (ages 6-12): 8.50 USD
- Children (ages 5 and under): FREE
- Active Duty U.S. Military: FREE
How To reach Gettysburg National Military Park - Museum And Visitor Centre by Public Transport
- Buses from Gb Nmp bus station, hired taxis or cars.
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Gettysburg National Military Park - Museum And Visitor Centre, Gettysburg Reviews
Absolutely love this piece if history in southern Pennsylvania! It had snowed late the night before and the roads throughout the park had been plowed and clear. The extra walking, riding (horseback) trails are beautiful. The monuments and statutes, etc. are in great condition. There are even bathrooms (modern facilities) throughout the battlefield! We find something different everytime we visit. This is a great place to run, bike, walk, as well as, follow a driving "Auto Tour" guiding the way. Park is closed 7PM-6AM daily.
We were close too close to Gettysburg not to stop. We got there late Sunday afternoon and yet what little we saw took our breath away. We had our 2 and 6 yr old with us. They did some exploring as well. We were able to see the camps that were set up and my son loved seeing the re-enactment actors. He had so many questions and was sad to hear that so many people lost their lives. The monuments were beautiful. We will have to spend more time here and make it our only destination. Definitely worth seeing.
What an incredible series of memorials. Very respectfully and beautifully done. Really showcases the magnitude of the battle as well as the civil war in general. You can drive for miles and miles and find memorials placed everywhere you look. In every nook there is something. Incredibly educational and moving. Certain parts of this trailway had a raw and uneasy feeling. Certainty remnants of the past.
Wonderful place, well maintained and so many friendly helpful volunteers there. We went in the tremendous heat and got to give them credit for still getting into character and costume and giving such enthusiastic performances and so much information. The video, the cyclorama was amazing with great detail and brilliant sound. The museum has so much information and a couple of the volunteers have such expert knowledge on things. I highly recommend this as an all day trip or a day and a half. The local cafe is good as well, good variety and well priced. Lastly is the battlefield tour, we did the self guided audio tour, there are two options to purchase, I went with the one with Stephan Lang narrating because I loved him in the movie Gettysburg, but that is a great option as well, otherwise you can take a bus tour or have a guide drive you around in your car. Remember that this is hallowed ground.
Gettysburg is a beautiful place with tremendous significance. The people who are tasked with preserving Gettysburg and educating visitors have done a simply magnificent job at allowing us to immerse ourselves in the history of the place. Parking areas and support facilities are placed to minimize the impact on those viewing the landscape. The museum and memorials make no political statements. There is no obvious bias for one side or the other, which allows you appreciate the battle for what it is, a tragic loss of American lives. The massive scale of horror that took place here is made real when you stand on Little Round Top and visualize the assault, or stand at the center of Cemetery Hill and imagine Pickett's charge. Those actions seem completely at odds with the haunting beauty of the place. One is left with a sadness for the loss of life and abiding respect for the heroism of so many. There is an inescapable feeling that you are on hallowed ground. We drove our car while listening to an audio accompaniment we purchased at the museum. You can get a CD or download it to your phone. I highly recommend this, or hiring one of the many people acting as skilled guides. you get crucial details that explain each spot. By driving to various locations, we managed to see and explore all the major areas in a single day. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The audio is very reasonably priced. This is an experience you should not miss. Nothing you've read or seen about Gettysburg comes close to actually being there. NOTE: I only give 5-star reviews. If it doesn't rate 5 stars, I just don't review it. There's more than enough negative criticism around, this is my way of being adding something positive.