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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 when entering the Museum & Visitor Center:

  1. All bags are subject to inspection.
  2. Approved bags:
    Bags require thorough bag inspections.
    Visitors refusing bag inspection will be denied entrance into the building.
    • Bags with medically necessary items
    • Diaper bags
    • Camera bags
    • String bags
    • Backpack purses
  3. Prohibited bags (bags prohibited from the Museum & Visitor Center building):
    • Cooler bags
    • Luggage
    • Bags with wheels
    • Backpacks not on the approved list
  4. Items prohibited from Gettysburg Foundation property include the following:
    • Weapons/firearms, except qualified law enforcement and excluding antique or reproduction/replica weapons. Antique or reproduction weapons will be subject to a Black Powder and Saber inspection.
    • 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

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.