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Sensory Friendly Hours

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Time: 9 - 11 a.m.


Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation are pleased to bring sensory friendly hours to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center again in 2024. Special opportunities and programming will be available for visitors with visual and auditory sensitivities to enjoy with their family and friends. Visitors can experience activities in a relaxed environment for a calmer and quieter visit during the sensory friendly hours from 9 until 11 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10, 2024.

Guests in the Museum & Visitor Center can enjoy complimentary admission to the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting and the galleries in the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War. The Cyclorama painting will be displayed fully lit, with no narration, sound effects or flashing lights, and visitors can spend an extended time viewing the historic, restored painting. Where possible, loud sounds from audio-visual displays, interactive exhibits and films will be reduced or turned off in the museum. “Hands On History” carts will be available throughout the museum, allowing visitors to touch and feel reproduction objects from Gettysburg National Military Park’s collection. Additional friendly staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and support your visit. Upon arrival, guests will receive a sensory bag with park maps, a trail guide and more (while supplies last). A Reading and Relaxation Station will be available in the Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center for visitors who would like a quiet space to take a break during their visit.

For more information on this and other programming at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, visit

Free tickets required and available the day of the event at the Ticket Counter. The last free tickets will be issued at 10:30 a.m. A New Birth of Freedom film is unavailable during the Sensory Friendly Hours. Audio-visual programming with sound and light will return to operation beginning at 11 a.m., with the first regular Film & Cyclorama show time at 11:30 a.m.

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