Complying with Pa. orders and CDC advice, the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center remains temporarily closed through April 12. LEARN MORE.
Revisit, Reimagine Gettysburg
Reimagine Gettysburg as a blend of a massive battle, a place of solemn remembrance and an emblem of the greatest democratic experiment the world has ever known. This is Gettysburg Revisted.
Revisit Gettysburg and share in the inspirational stories of civility, humility and inclusiveness missed the first time.
It's time to Revisit Gettysburg.
Exhibits, Tours & Events
Museum & Visitor Center is Currently Closed
To limit the health risks associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center will temporarily close through April 12, 2020. The battlefield will remain accessible.
Plan Your Visit
From the signature Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience to Battlefield Tours and National Park Service historic sites, your official Gettysburg visit starts here. Plan your visit, purchase tickets and get information on free events for a memorable — and historic — Gettysburg visit.
Join & Give
Support the Gettysburg Foundation's mission of preservation and education through your gifts and membership as a Friend of Gettysburg.
Renew Your Membership
Continue your support and benefits by renewing your Friends of Gettysburg membership today.
Leadership Development & Education
Inspired by the actions of real-life decision makers at the Battle of Gettysburg, the "In the Footsteps of Leaders"executive leadership program places your team on the front lines for an immersive experience on the historic battlefield.
With the 7,000-acre battlefield as the classroom, leaders at every level can explore the challenges and apply the timeless lessons of Gettysburg.
November 1, 2017
A geothermal heating and cooling system was installed during construction.
The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center has operated with a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System since it opened in 2008. The design team selected a geothermal system to maintain a precise daily temperature and relative humidity required for preservation of Civil War artifacts and the colossal, historic Gettysburg Cyclorama painting depicting Pickett’s Charge.
The Museum and Visitor Center facility requires 40% less energy than a conventional building of its size. This is possible because of our closed-loop geothermal heating system, high efficiency lighting and air conditioning, high performance low E window glass, a tighter thermal building envelope and a building monitoring system that tracks and controls energy usage.
Our geothermal system currently has 168 wells at a depth of 550 feet that use the earth’s constant 55-degree temperature to heat and cool the facility. In January 2018, Gettysburg Foundation will begin construction of a project to add 103 wells, for a total of 271 wells when complete. The additional wells will increase energy efficiency to continue to maintain the precise temperature and relative humidity conditions while further reducing energy costs. The Foundation anticipates completing the project in early summer 2018.
Read more about the construction and systems of the Museum and Visitor Center in the High Performing Buildings Magazine article, “History’s Keeper.”