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Hours & Directions

Visit Gettysburg: Visitor Center Hours of Operation

  • November – March: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • April – October: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.


The Museum and Visitor Center is open 362 days a year, closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Museum and Visitor Center may close early the days before Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Before you visit Gettysburg on these days, call 866-889-1243 or 717-334-1124 to check operating hours. Early closings will also be posted on this page.

Hours subject to change.

Visit Gettysburg: Battlefield Hours of Operation

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

Visit Gettysburg: Inclement Weather Information

In the event of inclement weather, the Museum and Visitor Center may either be closed, or it may close early or open later than regular Gettysburg Visitor Center hours.

If you plan to visit Gettysburg on these days, call 717-338-1070 or 717-334-1124 to listen to inclement weather messages about closings and delays.

Driving Directions for Gettysburg National Military Park

When you visit Gettysburg, the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center should be your first stop. The facility is easily accessible from major highways, including the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center: 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg >> GoogleMap >> MapQuest Map

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center GPSCoordinates: 77 degrees, 13 minutes, 34.374 seconds west; 39 degrees, 48 minutes, 41.066 seconds north

Directions by Car

There are many roads that lead to the Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park, located in Adams County, Pennsylvania.

Traveling from the North

From New York City/Southern Connecticut/Northern New Jersey

1. Take I-80 west to I-287 (Garden State Parkway) south to I-78 west to I-81 south to I-83 south to Pennsylvania Rt. 581 west. 

2. Exit 5B to Pennsylvania Rt. 15 south. 

3. Watch for signs along Pennsylvania Rt. 15 that direct you to the Museum and Visitor Center via the Baltimore Pike exit.

From New England/Eastern Upstate New York

1. Take I-84 west to I-81 south to I-83 south to I-283 south to the Pennsylvania Turnpike west.

2. Take Exit 236 and follow Pennsylvania Rt. 15 south.

3. Watch for signs along Pennsylvania Rt. 15 that direct you to the Museum and Visitor Center via the Baltimore Pike exit.

Traveling from the East

From Philadelphia, Central/ Southern New Jersey

1. Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike west to Exit 236. 

2. Take Pennsylvania Rt. 15 south. 

3. Watch for signs along Pennsylvania Rt. 15 that direct you to the Museum and Visitor Center via the Baltimore Pike exit.

Traveling from the South

From Washington, D.C.

1. Take I-495 to I-270 north through Frederick, Md. to Rt. 15 north. 
2. Exit at Rt. 97 (Baltimore Pike) and turn left at the end of the exit ramp. 
3. Follow Rt. 97 (Baltimore Pike) and watch for signs that direct you to the new Museum and Visitor Center at 1195 Baltimore Pike.

From Baltimore, Md.

1. Take I-695 to I-795 north to Rt. 140 west (through Westminster, Md.) to Rt. 97 north.
2. In Gettysburg, Rt. 97 becomes Baltimore Pike. Watch for signs that direct you to the Museum and Visitor Center at 1195 Baltimore Pike.

From Western North Carolina, Western Virginia and West Virginia

1. Take I-81 north to Exit 16. 

2. Take Rt. 30 east to Gettysburg. At the traffic circle, go 1/4 of the way around the circle and turn right onto Baltimore Street (Rt. 97). 

3. Follow Baltimore Street (Rt. 97) through Gettysburg to the intersection of Baltimore Street and Steinwehr Avenue (Business Route 15). Proceed straight on Baltimore Street. Watch for directional signs leading to the new Museum and visitor Center at 1195 Baltimore Pike (Baltimore Street becomes Baltimore Pike).

Traveling from the West

From Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and the Midwest

1. Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike east to Blue Mountain Exit 201. 

2. At Exit 201, follow Rt. 997 (Cumberland Highway) south to Rt. 30 (Lincoln Highway) east. 

3. In Gettysburg, Rt. 30 becomes Chambersburg Road. 

4. Proceed straight on Chambersburg Road to the traffic circle. At the traffic circle, go 1/4 of the way around the circle and exit onto Baltimore Street (Rt. 97).

5. Follow Baltimore Street (Rt. 97) through Gettysburg to the intersection of Baltimore Street and Steinwehr Avenue (Business Route 15). Proceed straight on Baltimore Street. Watch for directional signs leading to the Museum and Visitor Center at 1195 Baltimore Pike (Baltimore Street becomes Baltimore Pike).

Directions 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.

Directions by Bus

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

Directions 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

downtown shuttle is available from the Museum and Visitor Center and makes stops at downtown Gettysburg locations.

Ranger Programs and
Park Information

To reach the Information Desk, call 717-334-1124,
ext. 8023.