Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center, Gettysburg

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History Museum · Specialty Museum
Start your Gettysburg journey at the heart of the first day's battle.

Conveniently located on Seminary Ridge along Gettysburg National Military Park's auto tour route, the museum features exhibits on the first day of the battle, the care of the wounded in an actual Civil War hospital and the meaning of freedom in our world today.

See the view! Take the Exclusive-Access Cupola Tour (includes museum admission), and climb to the top of the building, through the attic, as your guide points out key information.

Outdoor walking trail and summer programs are available. Ample free parking. Special group rates and programs.

Call 717-339-1300 or visit
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  • This small museum occupies the building there during the war, the highest spot from which officers could survey the battlefield. There are four floors of well-organized, small exhibit rooms that...  more »
  • As a Nurse I was very interested in learning about the medical side of the battle and this museum did not disappoint. We started at the top the 4th floor as suggested by the docent and the layout...  more »
  • Awesome! The museum is so well laid out and informative. An extra bonus is going up in the cupola just as Buford and Reynolds did on July 1st!! Nate was our guide for that and was fantastic!! Do not miss this place!!
  • Very good. The medical floor was an eye opener, be prepared for that one it was graphic but pertinent. Well done.
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