Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War has twelve exhibit galleries featuring artifacts, interactive displays and several films that will further immerse you in the Battle of Gettysburg; explaining it within the larger context of American history and helping you understand its relevance in our lives today.
State of the Art Theaters run a twenty-first century feature film, narrated by Morgan Freeman, that introduces audiences to the sights, sounds and emotions of the Battle of Gettysburg and the aftermath. Stages in the theaters are also able to host live performances and public lectures during the evenings and in periods on lighter visitation.
The world-famous Cyclorama Painting features Pickett's Charge of the Battle of Gettysburg, a viewing experience so moving that when the painting was first displayed in the 1880's, veterans of the battle actually wept. It has been restored and features a light and sound experience.
Shop in the Museum Bookstore and Gift Shop which offers a wide variety of items on the Civil War and Gettysburg. Eat in the Refreshment Saloon and sample some of the foods and recipes popular with both soldiers and civilians during the Civil War.
Visit the Eisenhower National Historic Site to tour the home of President Dwight Eisenhower, take a self-guided walk around the farm (home to black Angus cattle and several endangered species) and learn about the 1950s Secret Service operations and Eisenhower's role in World War II.
Visit the David Wills House Museum in Downtown Gettysburg, the tour includes five galleries, two recreated rooms, including the Lincoln bedroom, two interactive stations, two films and a gift shop. Learn about the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, the establishment of the Soldier's National Cemetery and Lincoln's stay at the Wills House the night before he gave his Gettysburg Address.