Museum & Visitor Center

Gettysburg Visit
Begins Here.

A young visitor greets the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center

The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center is your hub for activities and attractions during your visit.

Start here.

The Museum & Visitor Center provides exclusive resources and experiences to introduce you to the Battle of Gettysburg and prepare you for a tour of the battlefield:

  • Go Prepared. 
    Set the framework for your visit and prepare for a tour of the battlefield with the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience.
  • Board your bus with a Licensed Battlefield Guide or meet your guide onsite for your personalized car tour to begin your Gettysburg Battlefield tour.
  • Connect to the battlefield and its stories through National Park Service interpretive programs.
  • Refuel at the Battlegrounds Café.
  • Shop the Museum Bookstore for books, gifts and memorabilia.

Exhibits, Tours & Events

Go Prepared.

Exclusively at the Museum & Visitor Center, the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience will set the framework for your visit.


Schedule your battlefield tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide and step onto hallowed ground.


Go prepared. Include our exhibits, tours and events as part of your Gettysburg visit.

Dining Options

Refreshment Saloon

Modeled after an actual Civil War-era saloon, the Refreshment Saloon provides leisurely a-la-carte dining. Enjoy salads, wraps, burgers and pizza. Convenient outdoor seating provides a beautiful view.

Currently Closed

Battlegrounds Café

Where else would you take a Gettysburg coffee break than at the BattleGROUNDS? Enjoy made to order coffee (lattes, espressos, iced coffee), snacks and bottled beverages.

2020 Hours of Operation

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

For group dining requests and accommodations please call 717-338-1243.

National Park Service Information Desk

Visit the National Park Service Information Desk inside the Museum & Visitor Center for details on Ranger programs, battlewalks, living history and other special events.

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.