A visual and interactive experience! Learn about the Battle of Gettysburg from two perspectives – the civilians who called Gettysburg home, and the soldiers who fought. First, take a step back in time to the town of Gettysburg, and find out what the civilians experienced before, during and after the battle! Utilizing various historical documents, artifacts, interactive displays and 3-D photography, visitors discover ordinary people who did extraordinary things, at a difficult time in our nation’s history.
The second part of the museum offers an incredible orientation experience to Gettysburg! The award-winning movie, “Gettysburg: An Animated Map,” is a 20-minute, presentation that orients visitors to the battle. The story of the battle unfolds with high-definition maps showing the major events of the battle, along with a captivating movie offering a unique experience for all ages. Presented by the American Battlefield Trust (formerly Civil War Trust), this is the perfect place to begin your tour of the Gettysburg!
Located in the lobby of the Heritage Center is one of Gettysburg’s largest and finest gift shops! It offers a wide selection of apparel, books, souvenirs, gifts, collectibles, home decor, games and toys and much more!
With a conscientious, courteous staff, the Gettysburg Heritage Center assures each customer first-rate assistance.
Looking for GREAT prices and A LARGE selection? Can’t make it to Gettysburg? Shop from home online, or call today to receive our FREE gift catalog! Full of great gift ideas for the holiday season!
Check our Events Calendar for special events and activities; many of which are free and open to the public. The calendar is regularly updated.:
- Outdoor Living History Encampments, which take place on special weekends throughout the year. (Free)
- Artist/author appearances and signings (Free)
- “Night at the Museum” for after-hours 1st person program. ($)