Gettysburg Heritage Center

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About Gettysburg Heritage Center

Touring the Gettysburg Heritage Center Museum, guests will witness the Battle of Gettysburg from two unique perspectives – the civilians who lived in the town of Gettysburg, and the soldiers on the battlefield.  Take a step back in time to see the reality of war, and hear the stories of the people who called Gettysburg home.  This story is told through 3-D photographs and programs, artifacts, interactive displays, and story boards. The second part of the tour is a 20-minute movie presentation that offers a great orientation to the Battle of Gettysburg.  The award-winning movie, “Gettysburg: An Animated Map,” is presented by the Civil War Trust. The Gettysburg Heritage Center museum is the perfect place to begin your tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield!

The friendly and knowledgeable staff of the Gettysburg Heritage Center can help you plan your tours of the battlefield. Think you're a History Nerd? Now you can get nerdy out on the battlefield with the History Nerds Tour! Want to see the battlefield at the speed of history? The Victorian Carriage company offers carriage and horseback tours! Let us help you plan your visit!

Don't miss our great gift shop!
​Located in the lobby of the Gettysburg Heritage Center is one of Gettysburg’s largest and finest gift shops! Specializing in Civil War books, apparel, replica weapons, home décor, souvenirs, games & toys, collectibles and much more!  Offering a wide selection, and distinctive gifts!