Skip the Line: Gettysburg Heritage Center and Museum Admission Ticket

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Tour of the Gettysburg Heritage Center

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket


Discover the Battle of Gettysburg from the perspective of the people who lived there during the war at the Gettysburg Heritage Center. See artifacts and historical documents, plus interactive and 3-D displays to learn about the events that took place in this historic town before, during, and after the battle.
  • Discover the town of Gettysburg at the Gettysburg Heritage Center
  • Learn about the Battle of Gettysburg
  • See a wide variety of artifacts, documents, and displays
  • Shop for souvenirs and more at the on-site gift shop
  • Educational and entertaining for the entire family

What's Included

  • Self-Guided Tour of the Gettysburg Heritage Center and Museum
  • Discover the visual and interactive experience from both the town and battle perspectives
  • Watch the award-winning orientation movie, Gettysburg Animated Map
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

Opening hours

  • 3/18/2021 - 12/31/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

  • 1/1/2024 - 12/31/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

What To Expect

Discover the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania as well as its citizens and their stories at the Gettysburg Heritage Center. Just outside the Gettysburg National Military Park, the museum is an educational and entertaining experience for the entire family.

Learn what the Battle of Gettysburg meant to the people who lived there during the war. Observe the many artifacts, historical documents, interactive displays, and 3-D productions, to gain a better understanding of the events that took place in Gettysburg before, during, and after the battle. Also, find how the locals reacted to the invasion of their town and hear their stories of courage under fire.

Before leaving, stop at the Center’s gift shop, located in the lobby of the Heritage Center, to peruse the vast selection of gift items. Check out the many books, clothing, souvenirs, artwork, replica weaponry, toys, games, and much more.

Gettysburg Heritage Center

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Last entrance into the museum is 1 hour prior to closing
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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118 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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It's okay
Fred_P, Sep 2023
Price of ticket same as at the door. Parking but the museum is only so-so. The ticket fees do help support the group keeping up the historic sites.
Excellent experience that takes you back in time
Carolyn_B, Sep 2023
Excellent time and very interesting. The museum was informative and parts of it in 3D. The video of the civil war was really good as well as the Cellar experience.
But tix in person
cheryl_Z, Aug 2023
The museum was great!!! The problem was I couldn't use the electronic passes. Everytime I tried to download or retrieve I received a message saying the site was unavailable. I created a line trying to "skip the line".
Systemic learning requires greater time for discernment and integration to occur.
fred_t, Aug 2023
The 360 panarama was and is a great but the experience was rushed; we were in and out making it difficult to integrate or put together how each ‘action’ individually affected those around it as well as the whole. Basically, the systemic approach requires a non linear methodology to advance deeper understanding.
Great fun
rachel_p, Jul 2023
We saw and learned alot. The movie was very interesting. Gift shop is cute and affordable. There is a 3D experience with certain pictures and videos. Cellar room is amazing.
Wonderful new center
Laura_H, Jul 2023
Really impressed with the new Heritage Center. The media was terrific. The displays are really well put together and interesting. Just need to keep the kids from banging on the drums! The items in the gift shop were lovely as well.
I particularly enjoyed...
Ronald_L, Jul 2023
I particularly enjoyed the Cyclorama -- but the whole museum was excellent. I found it to be a very moving experience.
Great museum
Karen_B, Jun 2023
I really liked the personal accounts of the residents and the visualization of the armies' movements in the movie. The cellar experience was alarmingly effective...but not too scary.
Kevin_K, Jun 2023
Was informative, movie experience was alright. Recommend you start here. Pricey. A good starting point in your journey to Gettysburg.
Nice place but don’t be fooled
Desiree_b, May 2023
It was a nice museum! I did by the tickets bc this site said the tickets would sell out fast. We were the only ones in the place for an hour
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed the museum! Depending on your time of visitation, we find that it is either very busy or quiet. We do offer walk-in ticket sales as well, so there is the option to wait and buy tickets upon arrival. We can never say exactly how busy we will be. Thank you again for the feedback!
Small but interesting.
lee0868, Apr 2023
Ok Was small but had some interesting informative info about the battle and , few pictures you would need 3 D glasses .
Something to add to you understanding the Battle.
David_S, Mar 2023
The Gettysburg Heritage Center tells the story of the impact to the townsfolk’s side. The 3D photographs adds depth and the movie with the diorama is excellent. The bookstore within the center is very extensive.
Amazing Must See Museum
Solomon_C, Mar 2023
Great museum, very realistic. Love the battle map and the merchandise in the gift shop. A must see place to visit.
Nikera_K, Oct 2022
Thieves! I booked this experience before leaving for our trip. When I got to Gettysburg no one had any idea where this place was and it’s only open 10-3! We never found it. They took my money.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
I am sorry to hear you were unable to locate the museum. We have been a staple in Gettysburg for 10 years. We are located in the heart of Gettysburg. We are happy to work with you, and refund you for your tickets. Please reach out to us so we can better understand the information that is missing from the listing so we can improve it for future visitors, and if need be, reach out to TripAdvisor to correct invalid information. My understanding is that the address for every attraction is on the listing, but if not, we need that fixed immediately. Thank you! Stephanie
Unfortunately the museum...
danny_r, Sep 2022
Unfortunately the museum was closed on the day that I had to go there. Saw nothing. I only had this one day to see the museum because of scheduling for other events
Great stop! recommend!
Judith_P, Aug 2022
Good summary of the battle by the animation map which was very helpful; cellar experience resonated especially with age 11 to 70 in our group; rest of museum also well done. Nice gift shop.
Melinda_W, May 2022
I enjoyed the Cellar Experience and the Orientation film. I learned things I did not know about this war.
Kevin_B, May 2022
The video presentation was wonderful but also riveting. It but everything into repetitive in terms of how the battle unfolded.
Informative, well displayed
Julie_D, Apr 2022
Brilliantly done. Very informative. Friendly and helpful staff. The cellar experience was very sobering
We never went. We ended...
Richard_P, Nov 2021
We never went. We ended up at the big museum near the battlefield. I couldn’t find my confirmation to see where I was supposed to go. It would’ve been very nice to have the text from you yesterday instead of just getting a request for response today.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
I am sorry to hear that there was confusion about your visit. We are working with Viator and Tripadvisor to try to clear up the confusion between our Heritage Center, and the Military Park Visitor Center. Unfortunately, the text messages are automated through TripAdvisor, and we as businesses do not have the ability to control them. If you are able, please reach out to me and I will gladly issue a refund for your unused tickets. My email is Thank you! Stephanie

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