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Film, Cyclorama, & Museum Experience
Film, Cyclorama, & Museum Experience
Available Daily
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this must-see film is the perfect way to begin your experience, using fascinating cinematography to illustrate Gettysburg's place in American history. Also included is the Cyclorama: From 1883 to 1884, French artist Paul Philippoteaux and a team of 20 created the massive Cyclorama painting entitled “The Battle of Gettysburg.” This colossal circular oil painting depicts the heroic but doomed charge of the Confederate infantry led by General George Pickett. It serves as a vivid monument to the soldiers on both sides who took part in the battle.

Minimum time: 2 hours
Location start/end: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center




Battlefield Bus Tour
Battlefield Bus Tour

Climb aboard a climate-controlled motor coach for a tour of the battlefield led by a Licensed Battlefield Guide. Along the way, you'll get off the bus several times to experience this hallowed ground.

Tour time: 2 hours
Tours start/end: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center




Eisenhower National Historic Site
Eisenhower National Historic Site

Supreme allied commander during World War II and 34th President of the United States, Dwight David Eisenhower led during some of the pivotal moments of the 20th century. Tour the home and farm that Ike utilized as a presidential retreat, diplomatic venue, then a retirement home with wife and First Lady, Mamie. Join park staff in guided presentations exploring the Eisenhower legacy.

Minimum time: 1.5 hours
Location start/end: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

Purchase tickets: Call Reservations, 877-874-2478 or 717-334-2436




Museum Experience
Museum Experience
Available Daily
The Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg and its significance to our nation’s history. The museum’s collection of artifacts and archival materials provides visitors perspectives from President Abraham Lincoln, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Generals George Gordon Meade and Robert E. Lee, soldiers, war correspondents and civilians. 

Minimum time: 1 hour
Location start/end: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center


David Wills House
David Wills House

The David Wills House museum, in downtown Gettysburg, tells the story of David Wills, Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address. The museum features six galleries, including two rooms that have been restored to their 1863 appearance.

Minimum time: 45 minutes
Location start/end: David Wills House




An Evening with the Painting
An Evening with the Painting

Join the Gettysburg Foundation’s Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide and author/historian, on the platform for an exclusive "after-hours," behind-the-scenes program of the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting.

Minimum time: 1.5 hours
Location start/end: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center




Museum Bookstore Events
Museum Bookstore Events

All book signing events are free and open to the public.  These events are held in the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center Book Store unless otherwise indicated. 




In the Footsteps of Leaders Open Enrollment
In the Footsteps of Leaders Open Enrollment
Thursday, April 4, 2019
The battlefield becomes the classroom as we explore the leaders of Gettysburg and the lessons they offer. Join us for a one day program offered to individuals.


Spring Muster
Spring Muster
April 12-13, 2019
Join the Friends of Gettysburg for a two-day event full of history programs and battlefield walks with Licensed Battlefield Guides and leading Civil War historians.


Rupp House Civil War Activities
Rupp House Civil War Activities

Offered on various weekends April through October, the Rupp House Civil War Activities are free and open to the public.  Stop by the Rupp House to experience these events and living history programs depicting how life, for both the soldier and private citizen, was lived during that turbulent time. These demonstrations run from approximately 10am to 4pm unless otherwise noted.




First Corps Breakfast
First Corps Breakfast

April 14, 2019 Sold Out
Eye Witness to History: Next Project in Battlefield Restoration
First Corps members are invited to gather at the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center for breakfast and travel by bus to the James Warfield House for a behind-the-scenes look at the work being done to return this structure to its Civil War era appearance. This event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.




Spring Volunteer Work Days
Spring Volunteer Work Days
April 29 & 30
Gettysburg remains in pristine condition thanks in part to the hands-on work done by volunteers. The Spring Volunteer Work Days are your opportunity to help preserve and maintain Gettysburg's national parks. You can volunteer both days or just one.


Heritage Trail Hike
Heritage Trail Hike
May 4-5, 2018
Hike the Billy Yank and Johnny Reb trails - 15 miles in two days! Join Licensed Battlefield Guide Larry Korczyk for an in-depth look at the Gettysburg Battlefield from beyond the roadways.


May Encounters with History
May Encounters with History
May 18, 2019
“Action Forward!” Civil War Field Artillery at Gettysburg with Licensed Battlefield Guide David Donahue
This classroom and battlefield exercise is a 6 hour introduction to the use of artillery by the armies at Gettysburg. The three-hour morning classroom session will be a lecture/discussion of the mission, tactics, ammunition, equipment, organization, and logistical support of artillery in the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia. The afternoon practical exercise will take the students to the First Day battlefield where they will have the opportunity to evaluate the challenges that Union First Corps artillery battery commanders faced on July 1st, 1863. Participants can then determine how and why those batteries fought as they did that day. The afternoon session will include a roughly one mile walk over rough terrain.


Volunteer Work Day
Volunteer Work Day
June 1, 2019
Participants will spend a full day working on preservation projects at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site, alongside the National Park Service Maintenance Team. Work assignments vary each year but include the following categories: building and painting fences, detail painting or cleaning headstones in Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg or clearing brush. Be sure to register early as space is limited.


Summer Double Decker Bus Tour
Summer Double Decker Bus Tour

This summer, experience the battlefield on an open air double decker bus. Battlefield Bus Tours are a great way to experience the hallowed ground of the Gettysburg battlefield led by a Licensed Battlefield Guide.

Please note these tours are not wheelchair accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience

Tour time: 2 hours
Tours start/end: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center




July Encounters with History
July Encounters with History
July 20
The Union First Corps First Division of the Army of the Potomac – Morning July 1, 1863 with Licensed Battlefield Guides Larry Korczyk and Bill Trelease
The morning tour of the Day 1 battlefield will detail the action of General Lysander Cutler’s brigade of the First Division of the Union First Corp, while the afternoon tour will cover the action of the Iron Brigade of the First Division of the Union First Corps and the fight on McPherson’s Ridge. Overall, the two tours will involve about a mile of walking over moderately strenuous ground. Good hiking shoes are recommended.