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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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Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 5
  • Total Sq.Ft.: 139000
  • Largest Room: 6000
  • Banquet Capacity: 360
  • Classroom Capacity: 120
  • Exhibit Space
  • 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
  • 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.
Meeting Facility Rooms
Fort Motor Company Fund Education Center - Full
Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center - Half
Refreshment Saloon
Main Lobby
Outdoor Dining Terrace
Boeing Conference
Theater 1
Theater 2
Fort Motor Company Fund Education Center - Full
  • Dimensions: 60 X 25
  • Square Feet: 1500
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Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center - Half
  • Dimensions: 30 X 25
  • Square Feet: 750
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Refreshment Saloon
  • Dimensions: 30 X 26
  • Square Feet: 2340
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Main Lobby
  • Dimensions: 36 X 208
  • Square Feet: 7512
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Outdoor Dining Terrace
  • Dimensions: 70 X 44
  • Square Feet: 3166
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Boeing Conference
  • Dimensions: 20 X 37
  • Square Feet: 745
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Theater 1
  • Square Feet: 2644
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Theater 2
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