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Safety & Prohibited
Items Policy

For the safety of all guests, staff and volunteers, as well as the preservation of this historic property and artifacts, please observe the following:


  1. Bags and containers larger than 16 x 16 x 8 inches are not permitted inside the Museum & Visitor Center. Please secure these larger bags/containers in your vehicle.
  2. All bags and containers on the property are subject to inspection by staff. Guests refusing inspection of bags and containers may not enter the property.
  3. Items prohibited from Gettysburg Foundation property include the following:
  • Weapons/firearms, except qualified law enforcement
  • Knives/blades longer than 3.5 inches
  • Clubs, hammers, martial arts devices and related items
  • Flammable liquids and gases greater than 0.5 oz
  • Fireworks, ammunitions, explosive devices and related materials
  • Paint and related marking materials, spray cans and other aerosols
  • Other items deemed dangerous, suspicious or inappropriate by staff
  • Food or beverage, except water


Thank you for your cooperation.

Safety of Our Visitors

1195 Baltimore Pike

Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034

Reservations: 877-874-2478

Local: 717-334-2436


Thank you for cooperating with our policies to ensure a safe environment for all to visit.