Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center

Overview

Explore Gettysburg with your group.

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

Go Prepared.

The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center is the official start to your Gettysburg visit.

Begin with the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience.

  • See the film A New Birth of Freedom.
  • Sense Pickett’s Charge all around you in the light and sound show of the iconic Gettysburg Cyclorama.

Tour the Battlefield: Enhance your group visit with a bus tour of the battlefield with a Licensed Battlefield Guide. Step onto hallowed ground and enrich your experience as your bus makes stops at some of the battlefield’s most iconic locations.

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

  • Dine in the Refreshment Saloon (currently closed), modeled after an actual Civil War-era saloon or groups can take advantage of convenient dining options with group breakfasts, dinners and boxed meals from the Battlegrounds Cafe & Grille.

Enjoy special group programs. Take your group close up and behind the scenes with an exclusive, after-hours look at the iconic Cyclorama painting.

Cyclorama Illuminated 

Discover the secrets of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama with an all-access look at this historic treasure. Take an interactive tour through the construction, preservation and immersive effects of the majestic painting of Pickett's Charge. Your group will step inside the illusion, hear the story, admire the artwork and even find a few surprises.

Include these historic sites for a legendary group visit:

  • Groups can board the shuttle bus to visit the home and farm of our 34th President Dwight and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower’s weekend retreat and retirement home. The Eisenhower National Historic Site provides an intimate look at the home life of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. CURRENTLY CLOSED
  • Groups can tour the David Wills House, a National Park Service interactive seven-gallery museum, in downtown Gettysburg. The home where President Lincoln stayed prior to delivering his Gettysburg Address, the David Wills House also served as a center for compassion and inspiration in the days and months following the Battle of Gettysburg. CURRENTLY CLOSED

Groups of 16 or more receive special opportunities including group discounts, dine-in/boxed meals, dedicated group entrance, bus parking and special group programs.

Call 877-874-2478 or 717-334-2436 to customize your group’s visit.

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Amenities

General

Leisure
  • Admission Charge
  • Free On-site Parking
  • Meeting Faciltites/Banquet room
  • Motor Coach Parking
  • On-site Food - Concession
  • Open All Year
  • Tours
Dining
  • Deck dining/ Al fresco
  • Free On-site Parking
  • Meeting Faciltites/Banquet room
Meeting Space
At a Glance
  • Description The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center is your hub for activities and attractions during your group's visit to Gettysburg. For assistance or ideas to make your group visit even more memorable, contact our Outreach Marketing Manager, Debbie Joyner at djoyner@gettysburgfoundation.org or 717-339-2108.
  • Largest Room 6000
  • Total Sq. Ft. 139000
  • Reception Capacity 1500
  • Space Notes For more information about meeting/conference space and catering, contact our catering partner: Christina Garrett, Aramark E-mail: Garrett-Christina@aramark.com Phone: 717-334-0483
  • Banquet Capacity 360
  • Number of Rooms 5
  • Classroom Capacity 120
Halls and Breakout Space
Fort Motor Company Fund Education Center - Full
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1500
  • Width: 60
  • Length: 25
Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center - Half
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 750
  • Width: 30
  • Length: 25
Refreshment Saloon
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2340
  • Width: 30
  • Length: 26
Main Lobby
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 7512
  • Width: 36
  • Length: 208
Outdoor Dining Terrace
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3166
  • Width: 70
  • Length: 44
Boeing Conference
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 745
  • Width: 20
  • Length: 37
Theater 1
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2644
Theater 2
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2644