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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 Travel Tips
- You require a full day to explore the military park. Hence, make your plans accordingly.
Entrance Ticket Details For Gettysburg National Military Park - Museum And Visitor Centre
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
- Buses from Gb Nmp bus station, hired taxis or cars.
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88.63% of people who visit Gettysburg include Gettysburg National Military Park - Museum And Visitor Centre in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
91% of people start their Gettysburg National Military Park - Museum And Visitor Centre visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 7 Hrs to see Gettysburg National Military Park - Museum And Visitor Centre
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gettysburg National Military Park - Museum And Visitor Centre
Gettysburg National Military Park - Museum And Visitor Centre Reviews & Ratings
It's quite an experience to get out on the grounds where these battles took place. The various markers really help you visualize what it may have looked like. There is so much to see and read that I would recommend making a minimum of a two day visit.
A must see if only for the historical significance. We started at the Visitor’s Center and then did the driving tour. The Visitor’s Center wasn’t busy when we arrived before 10 am. However, after that, it quickly became crowded with large groups and individuals. As you might expect, more people at the popular spots along the driving tour. It took us over 5 hours to complete the loop. Of course, depending on how many stops you take it can take less or more time. We didn’t get to the Eisenhower home or watch the movie at the Visitor’s Center. There are 16 stops along the way in addition to the many additional markers and monuments. There are not any restaurants along the way so bring snacks/food and water. The bathroom facilities are few and far between. Be prepared for port-a potties. Consider hiring a guide who is well versed in the history and can help bring the magnitude to life.
There’s something about the Civil War battlefields that just brings a sobering feeling about how our forefathers fought for what they believed. Gettysburg Battlefield is no different. The memorials, using your imagination based upon the Park’s guide books (In our case we used the CD, well worth the money.) to guide and explain what occurred. IF possible, go during the ‘off season’. There’s a lot to take in and one day just does not do you you justice. The downside, check to see IF related museums are open or closed. We’re going to have to return to 1) let the purpose of the park sink in and 2) visit the museums not open. ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME!!!
One of the best run parks in the country. As someone who has always been fascinated with the civil war, I can say that you really don’t get a true appreciation of what the brave men did on both sides until you are actually there. It’s sacred ground. The tour guides are awesome and really help you gain appreciation for what happened there so many many years ago. The park exceeded all of my expectations, and they were high to begin with.
Amazing battlefield with a lot to see. Easy to park near by and walk around the battle field. There is a museum and visitor center that are ticketed, but you can visit the battlefield for free. The many monuments give this historic site a granduer and sacredness that makes any visit sure to be memorable and moving.