Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Gettysburg

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Must see · Battlefield · Visitor Center
Famous for its 360-degree cyclorama painting of the climactic Confederate attack on the Union forces in 1863, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center houses a large collection of cannons, firearms, and uniforms from the American Civil War. Located on the site of one of the bloodiest episodes in American history, the museum contains over 40,000 war artifacts and highlights the history behind the cyclorama, painted by French artist Paul Philippoteaux. For a personal driving tour of the area, you can reserve a battlefield guide prior to your arrival who will tour the grounds with you. Make Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center a centerpiece of your Gettysburg vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Gettysburg attractions planning app.
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  • A great experience! The film and cyclorama are definitely worth the modest charge. The cyclorama is incredible. It will literally take your breath away! The museum itself is interesting, but the.....  more »
  • Before doing anything else!! Go the the Museum and Visitor Center. See the movie. See the Cyclorama. The museum is much larger and detailed that we thought. Easy to spend an hour in the museum....  more »
  • Everyone is very knowledgeable. We watched a discussion about how they treated the injured and it was very fascinating, which means a lot since I'm not a huge history buff. The bus tour we did was also really good! He kept it entertaining as well as informative
  • If you have the chance to visit Gettysburg, take it. It is sobering, educational and inspiring. The museum is incredible; full of civil war items and information. I recommend doing the self guided driving tour with a purchased CD. It gives you the lay of the land and brings the battles and experience to life. If possible stop and get out at certain sites and definitely make the climbs in the sight seeing towers.
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