Tour the Battlefield

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history.

Proceeds from tickets and other purchases in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center benefit Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.

Site

Statue Gouverneur General Warren on Little Round Top

The statue of General Gouverneur Kemble Warren on Little Round Top

For three days in 1863, Union and Confederate forces met here on the fields, hills and ridges of Gettysburg in the turning-point battle of the American Civil War. 
 
Today, the 6,000-acre battlefield includes more than 1,300 monuments, markers and memorials to tell the story of the battle and the men who fought here.

Through preservation efforts, the historic battlefield landscape looks very much like it did in 1863. It continues to serve as an everlasting symbol of courage, remembrance and reconciliation.
 

Significance

Why tour the Battlefield?

Connect with stories and lessons from the past. Step onto the hallowed ground. Reflect on the sacrifices.
 
Take your place on the battlefield and experience it beyond the history books and movies. Explore iconic landmarks such as the sites of the First Day, Little Roundtop, Devil's Den, the Peach Orchard, the Wheatfield, Cemetery Hill, The Angle and Copse of Trees, Culp's Hill. Understand what happened here and the impact the battle and its aftermath has on our lives today.
 

Select

Historian, enthusiast, educator, student, tourist or parent, select a guided battlefield tour option to best match your interest, intensity, knowledge or style.

 

Guided Battlefield Tours

Tour the battlefield with a Licensed Battlefield Guide either in your car, by motor coach or by bicycle.

Rigorously tested and licensed through the National Park Service, Licensed Battlefield Guides provide you with an informative, engaging and enlightening perspective of the battle, the people, the monuments and landmarks.

Car Tours Bus Tours Bicycle Tours

Save & Purchase the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience
+ Bus Tour Value Package

At A Glance

Allow 2.5 hours
Adult: $37
Youth 6-12: $22
Child 5-Under: Free
Outdoor site – May be impacted by weather. Bring water, sun protection, insect repellent.
Wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessibility is not available on double-decker bus tours.
Starts and Ends at the Museum & Visitor Center (MAP)
Free parking at Museum & Visitor Center lots

Exhibits & Tours

Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience

The Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience

introduces you to the Civil War before, during and after the Battle of Gettysburg and prepares you for a more meaningful tour of the battlefield.

Battlefield Value Package

Film Cyclorama & Museum + Battlefield Bus Tour

Make the most of your Gettysburg visit. Package the Film, Cyclorama and Museum with a battlefield bus tour for one memorable Gettysburg experience.

Battlefield Car Tour

Personalized Experience

Don’t miss a thing on your guided Battlefield Car Tour. Either onboard or point to point, your License Battlefield Guide will provide you with plenty of stops to answer your questions and enjoy your own private tour of the battlefield.

 

Call to reserve your guided battlefield car tour: 877-874-2478 or 717-334-2436

Gettysburg Cyclorama

Experience Pickett's Charge

Originally displayed in 1884, the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama is a massive fully-restored, 360-degree painting that places you in the middle of Pickett’s Charge on the decisive third day of the Battle. 

 

Experience the Cyclorama as part of the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Package.

Ticket to the Past—Unforgettable Journeys

The NEW Virtual Reality Experience at the Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station™

All aboard for Gettysburg's first immersive virtual reality experience. During your visit, you will join one of three historic figures on a virtual journey to the railroad station following the Battle of Gettysburg and its aftermath in July 1863.

Now Open

Children of Gettysburg 1863

Family-Friendly Adventure

Gettysburg's most interactive adventure for young historians. More than a typical children's museum, the Children of Gettysburg 1863 tells the engaging stories of the children, teens and young adults who lived here during and after the battle.

Now Open

Plan Your Visit to Gettysburg.

Whether you are visiting for the first time, or you return year-after-year, we can help you plan your visit.

AbsoluteURL: https://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/tour-the-battlefield