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Gettysburg Heritage Center

  • 297 Steinwehr Ave. Map It
  • Gettysburg

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

Formerly the American Civil War Wax Museum, the Gettysburg Heritage Center opened in 2015 after renovations and the addition of a gift shop to present the story of the Civil War era and the Battle of Gettysburg through artifacts, a 20-minute film, 3-D programs, and interactive exhibits that include an educational scavenger hunt. Battlefield tour options include a Victorian Carriage and horseback tour (prices vary), a "history nerds" tour ($39.99), and an iPad tour (up to 5 hours, $44.99) with Augmented Reality scenes that allow you to relive moments in history while standing on the very ground that each event occurred 150 years. Complimentary Living History camps that demonstrate what life was like for the Civil War soldiers are offered most weekends from April to November.

Sight Information

Address:

297 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325, USA

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Phone:

717-334–6245

Sight Details:

  • $8.95
  • Closed Mon–Fri. Jan.–Feb.

Published 01/10/2017

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