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Hours, Directions, Policies



Gettysburg Visitor Center

April through October 31: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
November 1 through March: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Gettysburg Battlefield

April 1 to Oct. 31: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
November 1 to March 31: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Hours are subject to change. The Museum and Visitor Center is open 362 days a year, closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Call 866-889-1243 or 717-334-1124 to check operating hours and weather, emergency and pre-holiday  closures. 


Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325

GPS Coordinates: 77 degrees, 13 minutes, 34.374 seconds west;
39 degrees, 48 minutes, 41.066 seconds north

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By Air

Harrisburg International Airport at Middletown, Pa. is the closest air terminal. It is approximately 35 miles north of Gettysburg. The second closest is Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport near Baltimore, Md. Gettysburg has a small airfield on Rt. 30 west of Gettysburg that will accommodate private aircraft.

By Bus

There is no commercial bus service into Gettysburg at this time.

By Train

Amtrak at Penn Station in Harrisburg, Pa. and in Baltimore, Md. are the two closest train terminals to Gettysburg. However, there is no commercial train service into Gettysburg.

Public Transportation in Gettysburg

Freedom Transit provides shuttle transportation between the Museum and Visitor Center and downtown Gettysburg locations. Freedom Transit.


Pets are not allowed in the Museum and Visitor Center at any time. Only Service Dogs may enter the Museum and Visitor Center with their owners. Pet owners should be aware there is little or no shade in any of the three parking lots adjacent to the Museum and Visitor Center and it is the policy of the Gettysburg Foundation that pets must not be left unattended in personal vehicles in these lots during your visit. Read the complete National Park Service pet policy and recommendations by clicking on Learn More. 

Backpacks are not allowed in the Museum and Visitor Center for visitor safety. Please leave them secured in the trunk of your vehicle or hidden under a seat. Read the complete National Park Service Laws & Policies by clicking on Learn More. 


Our staff in our Refreshment Saloon follows all health regulations that ensure food safety standards for the protection of you and your family. To ensure the well-being and safety of our visitors, food from outside sources may not be consumed on the patio and in restaurant areas. The public is prohibited from consuming packed lunches or meals in the lobbies.

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