Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience

Help preserve

Proceeds from tickets and other purchases in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center benefit Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.

Health & Safety

The CDC COVID Data Tracker currently rates the level of community transmission in Adams Co., Pa. as HIGH.

The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center is privately owned & operated by the Gettysburg Foundation (in partnership with the National Park Service).

For the health & safety of everyone, all staff & volunteers are wearing face coverings.

All visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings/masks and are required on bus tours and shuttle buses.


Exterior of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center


“We are met on a great battlefield of that war.”
–Abraham Lincoln 

Before heading out to that "great battlefield," gain insight into the battle, the stories and personalities by starting your Gettysburg visit with the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.


Why start your visit at the Museum & Visitor Center? 

The battlefield is vast. The names are legendary. The experience is humbling.  

Go prepared. 

  • Follow the events from the war’s first shots to the Battle of Gettysburg to Lincoln’s immortal address with the film, A New Birth of Freedom.  
  • Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Pickett’s Charge in the iconic Cyclorama
  • View the war and its aftermath through authentic artifacts and interactive exhibits in the Gettysburg Museum of the Civil War
  • Tour the battle’s decisive sites on an official battlefield tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide. 
  • Connect to the battlefield and its stories through National Park Service free walks, hikes and talks. 
  • Refuel at the Battlegrounds cafĂ© or Refreshment Saloon. 
  • Shop the Museum Bookstore for guidebooks, audio tours, gifts and memorabilia.  


One ticket, three experiences to begin your Gettysburg visit. 

Film Cyclorama Museum

Save & Purchase the Experience + Bus Tour Value Package



At A Glance

One ticket. Three experiences: Film, Cyclorama & Museum
Allow 2 hours
Adult: $18.75
Senior 65+: $17.75
Veteran: $17.75
Youth 6-12: $13.75
Child 5-Under: Free
Active Military: Free
Wheelchair accessible
Sudden, loud sounds of battle
Starts and Ends at the Museum & Visitor Center (MAP)
Free parking at Museum & Visitor Center lots

Important Information:

Timed tickets are issued for all show times of the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience:

Current schedule: Film/Cyclorama showings every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. The final Film/Cyclorama show of the day begins at 3 p.m. 

More information on health and safety

The National Park Service partners with the Gettysburg Foundation to enhance the preservation and understanding of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg through public outreach and private financial support.

National Park Service website

Exhibits & Tours

Children of Gettysburg 1863

Family-Friendly Adventure

Gettysburg's most interactive adventure for young historians. More than a typical children's museum, the Children of Gettysburg 1863 tells the engaging stories of the children, teens and young adults who lived here during and after the battle.

Now Open

Battlefield Value Package

Film Cyclorama & Museum + Battlefield Bus Tour

Make the most of your Gettysburg visit. Package the Film, Cyclorama and Museum with a battlefield bus tour for one memorable Gettysburg experience.

Battlefield bus tours are offered on select dates during the winter and will resume on weekends in February.

The bus provider requires face coverings/masks for all riders. Those without masks will not be allowed to board.

Gettysburg Cyclorama

Experience Pickett's Charge

Originally displayed in 1884, the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama is a massive fully-restored, 360-degree painting that places you in the middle of Pickett’s Charge on the decisive third day of the Battle. 


Experience the Cyclorama as part of the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Package.

Tour the Battlefield

Bus. Car. Bike.

Step onto the hallowed ground and experience Little Round Top, Devil's Den and the Angle beyond the history books and movies. You'll tour the battlefield with a Licensed Battlefield Guide either in your car, by motor coach or bicycle.

Battlefield bus tours are offered on select dates during the winter and will resume on weekends in February.

The bus provider requires face coverings/masks for all riders. Those without masks will not be allowed to board.

Battlefield Car Tour

Personalized Experience

Don’t miss a thing on your guided Battlefield Car Tour. Driving your car, you'll follow your Licensed Battlefield Guide - caravan style - across the battlefield with plenty of stops to answer your questions and enjoy your own private tour of the battlefield.


Call to reserve your guided battlefield car tour: 877-874-2478 or 717-334-2436

Plan Your Visit to Gettysburg.

Whether you are visiting for the first time, or you return year-after-year, we can help you plan your visit.