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The Museum and Visitor Center and Gettysburg battlefield have two distinct operating seasons: summer and winter. Check below for more information on our hours of operation and information about getting here.


hours

  • Gettysburg Visitor Center
  • is OPEN
  • Apr 1 to Oct 31: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Nov 1 to Mar 31: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Gettysburg Battlefield
  • is OPEN
  • Apr 1 to Oct 31: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Nov 1 to Mar 31: 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Hours are subject to change. The Museum and Visitor Center is open 362 days a year, closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Call 866-889- 1243 or 717-334- 1124 to check operating hours and weather, emergency and pre-holiday closures.

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directions

 
by air

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center is approximately 35 miles from Harrisburg International Airport (MDT). The Museum and Visitor Center is an approximate 90-minute drive from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport/BWI (60 miles), Dulles International Airport/IAD (75 miles), and Reagan National Airport/DCA (90 miles). Gettysburg has a small airfield on Rt. 30, west of Gettysburg, that can accommodate private aircraft.

by bus

Rabbit Express offers bus service from Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) and the AMTRAK Station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Gettysburg with service to downtown Gettysburg at the Majestic Theater. For further information, visit the Rabbit Express site or call 1-800-632-9063. When in downtown Gettysburg, catch the Freedom Transit bus to Gettysburg National Military Park and other locations around town. 

by train

Amtrak at Penn Station in Harrisburg, Pa. and in Baltimore, Md. are the two closest train terminals to Gettysburg. However, there is no commercial train service into Gettysburg. Access to Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center is by car from Baltimore, or Rabbit Express bus service from Amtrak in Harrisburg to downtown Gettysburg. Visit the Rabbit Express site or call 1-800-632-9063. When in downtown Gettysburg, catch the Freedom Transit bus to Gettysburg National Military Park and other locations around town.

public transportation in gettysburg

Freedom Transit provides shuttle transportation between the Museum and Visitor Center and downtown Gettysburg locations.