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Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience


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 café 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


At A Glance

One ticket. Three experiences: Film, Cyclorama & Museum
Allow 2 hours
Adult: $15
Senior 65+: $14
Veteran: $14
Youth 6-12: $10
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:

NovemberMarch: Film/Cyclorama showings every 30 minutes beginning at 9:30 a.m. The final Film/Cyclorama show is 4 p.m.

April October: Film/Cyclorama showings every 15 minutes beginning at 8:15 a.m. The final Film/Cyclorama show is 5:15 p.m.

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

American Democracy

Take "A Great Leap of Faith"

Inspired by the new permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History, "American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith," explores America's bold experiment in a government "of, by and for the people."


The exhibit is offered at no additional charge with purchase of a Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience ticket or a Museum Experience ticket.

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.

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 Car Tour

Personalized Experience

Ride along with your Licensed Battlefield Guide and don’t miss a thing. Your guide will drive your car, answer your questions and conduct your own, personal tour of the battlefield.

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.