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Information for Groups

Information for Bus Drivers, Guides & Chaperones

 

Arrival Information

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Tickets and reservations:
877-874-2478 (United States only) or 717-334-2436
reservations@gettysburgfoundation.org

IMPORTANT: If you are running late for your scheduled visit:

  • Contact our Will Call desk at: 717-339-2124
  • We will do our best to accommodate you if you are late for your visit. However, if you have scheduled a Licensed Battlefield Guide tours, a late arrival may result in the forfeiture of your tour and fee. We are not able to offer refunds for these tours.

Arriving: Please check your confirmation email for specific arrival instructions.

Museum & Visitor Center Arrivals:

  • The bus drop-off lane at the Museum & Visitor Center is the first right after exiting Baltimore Pike.
  • Staff will be available to assist you with drop-off.
  • The Bus/RV parking lot is the first left after exiting Baltimore Pike.
  • Restrooms and vending machines are located at the Bus/RV parking lot.

 

Student Groups

From Tillie Pierce (age 15) to Charles McCurdy (age 10), teen and pre-teen students have played a vital role in relating the stories of Gettysburg.

The benefits of student group reservations include the following:

  • A group check-in process to bypass the general admission line
  • The opportunity to preorder boxed lunches
  • Student group discount ticket prices for the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience
  • Year-round reservations with the ability to change reservations up to 14 days prior to your group’s visit
  • An onsite bookstore/retail area

To ensure a productive, meaningful inspirational visit for your student group, all visitors should observe the following regulations:

  • Please review the Tips for Your Visit, respect the Guest Guidelines & Policies and adhere to the Safety & Prohibited Items Policy.
  • Help us keep the collections safe. Avoid bringing backpacks and larger items into the Museum & Visitor Center. All bags are subject to inspection. Please refer to the list of prohibited items.
  • One chaperone is required for every seven students in your group. Chaperones/teachers should remain with their students/children at all times. Students will not be admitted to the venues without an accompanying chaperone. Chaperones are responsible for maintaining orderly and respectful behavior.
  • For your group’s safety, please disembark from your bus only when instructed by a staff member.
  • Please assemble your group at the theater entrance 10 minutes before your scheduled Film & Cyclorama show time and remain together. We may not be able to accommodate late arrivals.

 

Adult Groups

Whether it’s your first or your tenth visit to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, a tour led by a Licensed Battlefield Guide can help your group gain insight into the battle.

Starting with the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience will help your group weave together the themes and connect with the stories and personalities for thought-provoking discussion. Your group will leave with a deeper understanding of the battle and its aftermath.

The benefits of adult group reservations include the following:

  • A dedicated arrival time slot for your group
  • Options for vouchers, boxed luch or catering service
  • A group check-in process to bypass the general admission line
  • The opportunity to customize your Licensed Battlefield Guide tour for length and topic
  • A dedicated reservations staff who will work with you to accommodate special requests

To ensure a productive, meaningful inspirational visit for your group, all visitors should observe the following regulations:

 

Bus Driver Information

  • After unloading your group, please proceed to the Bus Parking Lot.
  • Please do not leave your bus unattended while in the loading/unloading lanes. Idling is not permitted.
  • To prevent delays in your schedule, please have a means to communicate with your group.
  • To avoid congestion and delays, please do not arrive at the pick-up area until your entire group is ready to board. Early arrivals will be directed back to the bus parking lot until the group is ready to board.
  • Restrooms are available at the bus parking lot.
  • Bus drivers receive admission to the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience free of charge.
  • Please see the parking attendants with any questions or requests.

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

1195 Baltimore Pike

Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034


Reservations: 877-874-2478

Local: 717-334-2436

reservations@gettysburgfoundation.org

 

Groups delayed enroute, please call in advance: 717-339-2124.