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First-Time Visitors


Immerse yourself in Gettysburg history

Start at the Visitor Center
Purchase a ticket to the Cyclorama, Film & Museum Experience.  Allow 1.5-2 hours. See Ticket Prices & Packages for reservations, ticket purchase methods, costs and discounts. 

Tour the Gettysburg Battlefield. 
Reserve a Licensed Battlefield Guide, take a Battlefield Bus Tour, or tour on your own using a CD or field guide book that can be purchased at the Museum Bookstore. 

Itinerary Suggestions. 
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 friendly ticket counter staff ready to help you create a plan that works for you. Gettysburg Suggested Itinerary (PDF)

Did an ancestor fight at Gettysburg?
Want to know more about something you saw during your visit? Stop by the Resource Room at the Visitor Center and explore the databases.

Set aside some contemplative time to walk the battlefield and to visit the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.

Learn more about the experiences of residents with a Gettysburg walking tour of the town.

Dine, 19th-century style, in the Refreshment Saloon.

Browse the Museum Bookstore.