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Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-1243
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Explore Gettysburg.

The battlefield is vast.
The names are legendary.
The experience is humbling.

Go Prepared.

Start your visit at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

Begin with the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience.

  • Set the Scene: The film “A New Birth of Freedom” provides the backdrop for your visit.
  • Feel the Fury: Sense Pickett’s Charge all around you in the light and sound show of the iconic Gettysburg Cyclorama.

Tour the Battlefield: Visit the legendary landmarks in a bus or car tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide.

Hear the Stories: Connect to the battlefield and its stories through National Park Service educational and interpretive programs.

Special events, unique opportunities and enlightening experiences await you at the Museum & Visitor Center. Call Reservations at 877-874-2478 or visit GettysburgFoundation.org to add one or more of our special events to your Gettysburg itinerary.

Take some time to shop and dine at the Museum & Visitor Center:

  • Dine in the Refreshment Saloon, modeled after an actual Civil War-era saloon, for leisurely a-la-carte dining. Take a coffee break or have a snack in the Battlegrounds Café.

Include these historic sites for a legendary visit:

  • Step into President Dwight and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower’s weekend retreat and retirement home at the Eisenhower National Historic Site. With its original furnishings and décor, the home offers an intimate perspective of home life for the Eisenhowers in the 1950s. A tour of the property includes the charming home, putting green, bountiful garden, entertainment patio, cattle barns and a skeet and trap shoot. The site is accessible via shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center.
  • Discover the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital (summer only). Walk the grounds, hear the stories and feel the emotions of life–and death–at this historic farm suddenly transformed into a field hospital. Meet living historians as they provide insight and authentic accounts of experiences on the farm during the battle. The site is accessible via shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center. No additional charge for admission with the purchase of a Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience ticket.
  • Explore the Rupp House History Center, the 1863 home of the John Rupp family. The Rupp House tells the story of civilian life during and after the Battle of Gettysburg. The unique museum experience encourages families to explore, touch and learn through interactive displays, exhibits, living history and special events.
  • Experience the Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station™ in downtown Gettysburg. In 1863, enthusiastic crowds gathered outside the depot in hopes of catching a glimpse of the president upon his arrival to Gettysburg. Walk in Lincoln’s footsteps in this museum featuring a self-guided tour with exhibits and artifacts relating to Lincoln and the railroad’s role in the history of Gettysburg.
  • Tour the David Wills House, a National Park Service museum, in downtown Gettysburg. The home where President Lincoln stayed prior to delivering his Gettysburg Address, the David Wills House features a seven-gallery interactive museum relating the story of Wills, Lincoln’s visit and the Gettysburg Address.
  • Visit the Gettysburg Soldiers’ National Cemetery. Walk the hallowed grounds and take a moment to reflect on those who have given–and are willing to give–“the last full measure of devotion.” President Lincoln delivered his immortal Gettysburg Address in dedicating the cemetery as the final resting place for more than 3,500 Union soldiers.
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    • AAA
    • Child Rate
    • Military Rate
    • Senior Rate
    • Student Rate
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  • Description Our venue can be tailored to provide a one-of-a-kind experience in historic Gettysburg. We have hosted a variety of events, including corporate dinners and receptions, conferences, meetings, private events, military ceremonies and staff rides, and reunions. Our professional event consultants will work with you to make your event historic. With the perfect blend of history, elegance and convenience, the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center is the ideal location for your next event. From intimate meeting spaces to dramatic banquet halls, the Museum & Visitor Center offers state-of-the-art conveniences paired with rustic-refined architecture, inspired by the past. Special Amenities & Enhancements •Ample space for after-hours events •Meeting rooms for corporate meetings, conferences and events •In-house catering services for buffets, sit-down dinners and receptions •Plenty of free parking and motor coach access •Dedicated event staff ready to help make your event a moment in history for your guests •Public Wi-Fi Your guests will also have access to: •The film, "A New Birth of Freedom"—tells the epic story of the Battle of Gettysburg, while illuminating the causes and outcomes of the battle within the context of American history •The historic Gettysburg Cyclorama painting-in-the-round—longer than a football field, taller than a two-story building—depicts Pickett’s Charge, complete with light and sound effects, and puts you in the heart of the battle •The world-class Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War—features some of the most unique artifacts from the Battle of Gettysburg Trust our events team to help you plan your historic event. For more information or to request a proposal, contact our events team at djoyner@gettysburgfoundation.org or 717-339-2108.
  • Reception Capacity 600
  • Banquet Capacity 360
  • Classroom Capacity 110