Information for Parents
If there are children in your party
Visiting Gettysburg with family is an enjoyable and educational experience. Begin by immersing yourself in the Gettysburg experience by purchasing a ticket to the Cyclorama, Film & Museum. Click here for ticket information. Allow 1.5-2 hours.
Tour the Battlefield: While there are a number of ways to tour the battlefield, touring on your own, using the CD that can be purchased at the Museum Bookstore, offers the best balance of information and flexibility. Other options include reserving a Licensed Battlefield Guide or joining a Battlefield Bus Tour.
Did an ancestor fight at Gettysburg? Want to know more about something you’ve seen during your visit? Stop by the Resource Room to use the databases.
Hardtack anyone? Experience 19th-century-style dining in the Refreshment Saloon.
Set aside some time to walk the Gettysburg Battlefield and study the monuments. Visit the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.
Learn more about the Civil War experiences of Gettysburg’s families with a walking tour of the town.
Don’t forget to leave time to browse the Gettysburg Museum Bookstore for your post-visit reading list, as well as a variety of Civil War, Lincoln and Eisenhower mementoes appealing to all ages.