Start Here at the Official Gettysburg Visitor Center
Begin your visit at the official Gettysburg Visitor Center: the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, located at 1195 Baltimore Pike, just south of historic downtown Gettysburg. The Museum and Visitor Center features the exclusive Cyclorama, Film and Museum Experience. Before you arrive, purchase advance Cyclorama, Film and Museum Experience tickets.
Gettysburg offers a lot to do for everyone. Here is a sample itinerary you can use to get an idea of how to organize a one-day or a two-day visit. You will also find our ticket counter staff friendly and helpful in creating a plan that works for you.
Gettysburg Suggested Itinerary (PDF)
Arrange Battlefield Tours at the Gettysburg Visitor Center
At the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, you can plan a battlefield tour by selecting from several options: a Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide bus tour; a personalized Licensed Battlefield Guide car tour; or a self-guided audio CD tour, available for purchase in the Museum Bookstore.
Important! If you would like to reserve a Licensed Battlefield Guided bus or car tour, we recommend that you reserve your tour in advance!
The Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg also sells tickets, for President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s home — now the Eisenhower National Historic Site — and the David Wills House in downtown Gettysburg (another National Park Service site).
Explore National Park Service Ranger Programs at Gettysburg
A variety of National Park Service Ranger-led programs are held throughout the year at Gettysburg National Military Park. Check our Gettysburg events calendar for schedules.
Dining, Lodging and Other Gettysburg Visitor Accommodations
The town of Gettysburg contains numerous dining and lodging accommodations. For additional information on other attractions in Gettysburg and Adams County, Pa., ask the Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau representative at the Information Desk in the lobby of the Museum and Visitor Center.
If You Are Visiting For The First Time
Immerse yourself in the Gettysburg experience by purchasing a ticket to the Cyclorama, Film & Museum. Click here for ticket information. Allow 1.5-2 hours.
Reserve a Licensed Battlefield Guide, take a Battlefield Bus Tour, or tour on your own using the CD that can be purchased at the ticket window at the Park Museum and Visitor Center.
Experience dining, 19th-century style, in the Refreshment Saloon.
Set aside some contemplative time to walk the Battlefield and to visit the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.
Learn more about the experiences of the battle participants with a tour of the battlefield.