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2021 News

A Special Spring Holiday Break at the Museum & Visitor Center

March 8, 2021

Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation invite visitors to enjoy special hours for a spring holiday break at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. Visitors to Gettysburg can enjoy a special spring holiday break opening of the Museum & Visitor Center March 30 and 31, 2021.

Normally open until 4 p.m. Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays), the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center will offer special hours on Tuesday, March 30 and Wednesday, March 31, open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Guests to the Museum & Visitor Center have the opportunity to start their Gettysburg visit with a film presentation of A New Birth of Freedom, immediately followed by the light and sound show of the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting of Pickett’s Charge. Visitors can then go prepared on a tour of the battlefield with a Licensed Battlefield Guide either by motorcoach or on a personalized tour by car. Guests have the opportunity to see a remarkably different view of the battlefield at the start of spring – with clear views to see how soldiers moved across the fields and along the tree lines in July 1863. Visitors can explore the 12-gallery Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War at their leisure throughout the day. (The last film and cyclorama show will begin at 3:15 p.m. on March 30 and 31.)

Ticketholders at the Museum & Visitor Center have the opportunity to experience the new Eisenhower Exhibit Spotlight now open in the Museum Lobby exclusively at the Museum & Visitor Center. The introductory exhibition is included with a ticket to the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience or the Museum  Experience.

Inspired by the life and career of General and 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, the new exhibit spotlight provides an introduction to Eisenhower’s Gettysburg farm—the Eisenhower National Historic Site and prepares visitors for a tour of the historic site. A visit to the site provides guests a glimpse into the home life of President Dwight and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower. The Eisenhower National Historic Site currently offers visitors a self-guided tour of the grounds including its gardens, teahouse, skeet range, putting green and barns. Visitors are invited to drive directly to the historic site with on-site parking available. Learn more about the Eisenhower Exhibit Spotlight.

Prior to visiting the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets at GettysburgFoundation.org and read more about our health and safety protocols. To assist with contactless payment, visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance either online at GettysburgFoundation.org or via phone at 877-874-2478.

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