Gettysburg has always been a "must see" for every American. With the opening of the new Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park on April 14, 2008, it became a "must do" for those who have visited before as well as those who have yet to come. The 139,000-square-foot Museum and Visitor Center blends the familiar with exciting new programs, exhibits and experiences. Throughout the 11 exhibit galleries, visitors still will encounter some of the popular items from the collection (weaponry and uniforms, for example) along with a great deal more. State-of-the-art galleries will use a greater variety of objects and artifacts from Gettysburg National Military Park's extensive collection (and from other museums and private collections from around the country) to offer perspective, and a greater appreciation for the sacrifices of those who became a part of the greatest battle ever fought in North America. It is also the home of The Gettysburg Cyclorama painting. Cyclorama, Film and Museum Experience: The film narrated by Morgan Freeman A New Birth of Freedom will orient your group to the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War. After the film, ascend the escalator to see the massive Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting — the largest painting in the country. This original 1884 work of art is larger than a football field and combines with an overhead canopy and three-dimensional diorama to create a Victorian illusion. Be surrounded by the action of Pickett's Charge on the third day of the battle. And don't miss the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War, where the story of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War is told through 12 galleries, including artifacts, interactive exhibits and additional films. Allow one to two hours for the Cyclorama, Film and Museum Experience. Walk-Up Price Adult (ages 19+): $10.50 Seniors (65+) and Military Personnel: $9.50 AAA Discount: $9.50 Youth (ages 6-18): $6.50 Children (ages 5 and under): FREE More information is available by visiting Gettysburg National Park online.
Come see The Battle of Gettysburg in a scale model recreation. This is the largest military diorama in the United States at over 800 square feet of display. This is a truly massive presentation. View the "whole" battlefield as it appeared in 1863. Included is a light and sound show, with over 20,000 hand-painted miniatures.
Witness the Gettysburg Battlefield while traveling over the historic fields of Gettysburg on one of our two-hour Bus Tours. Tour the Gettysburg Battlefield on an open air, Double Decker bus with a dramatic, stereo sound, audio presentation. This Dramatized Audio Tour brings you into the battle as the drama unfolds in living stereo on our famous Double Decker Buses that have become a landmark in Gettysburg. Cannons roar, rifles crack, drums roll and bugles blow. You get to re-live it all under the clear skies of Gettysburg. Enjoy an air conditioned coach with a National Park Service Licensed Guide, as they offer a truly unique perspective into the struggles of the three days' battle. The Gettysburg CVB and Main Street Gettysburg offer a self-guided walking tour of Historic Downtown Gettysburg. Walk the streets where soldiers fought, civilians lived and President Abraham Lincoln paraded to the National Cemetery for the 1863 dedication services. For more information visit Gettysburg Bus Tours
Enjoy your tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield in one of our classic 1930's Yellowstone Park buses, all splendidly restored. Ride in A/C comfort or with open top. See all the famous places and learn the full story of the epic three-day battle. A fascinating two hours. Choose between five different tours. Premier Battlefield Tours, Battlefield Tours for Kids, Old Town Tours, Sidetrip Tours to Harpers Ferry & Antietam, and The Winery Bus (with stops at two wineries). For more information visit Historic Battlefield Tour
The Underground Railroad of Adams County Tour takes place in the heart of the northern Adams County fruitbelt in the pristine Quaker Valley just ten minutes from Gettysburg. Visit the Yellow Hill Cemetery, the historic Menallen Friends Meetinghouse and the area where free Blacks and Quakers collaborated to help others find freedom years before the Civil War literally came to our doorsteps.