|Address:||111 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA|
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I would recommend this museum to anyone looking to broaden your appreciation and interpretation of the Battle of Gettysburg, and the history of the town itself. It dutifully covers First Day action but also many things that are usually found in books about OTHER than the Battle -- citizens, slavery in the region, care of the wounded, history of the seminary itself, etc. The privilege of ascending into the cupola (as part of a "tour") is worth the sticker-shock price. The "tour" is basically guide-talk while overlooking the scene, but our guide -- Avery, a recent history grad from the College -- was quite good and took advantage of the sight lines to amplify the First Day story. The building is rebuilt from the inside out so there are few places where the experience of being there is easily imagined, but the "history" of going up and down the old wooden staircases is intact. Finally, there is a VERY interesting "ethics test" ("what would you do?") feature -- take some time with it -- very thought provoking.
Since this museums inception, my family has spent hundreds of dollars attending this site. For the sake of supporting history, I never complained about paying their high admittance fee for their underwhelmed exhibits. But not anymore! I refuse to donate or attend a museum that censors American history for the sake of political correctness... Especially when my ancestors (NON-SLAVE OWNERS) fought for that censored "battle flag” only a few miles away. Who would ever guess this could happen in the town of Gettysburg. Shame on you Dr. Black! Great job alienating likeminded Civil War enthusiasts like myself; who used to support your museum and now refuse to abide by your censored history!
An awesome, new museum for your Gettysburg trip! Exhibits include the first day of the battle in detail, the experience in civil war hospitals, and the issues and stories surrounding slavery. Price of admission is fairly cheap, and while the optional cupola tour can dig into your wallet a bit its totally worth it for history buffs in my opinion. So if you want a cheaper museum visit on your trip and want to know more about the first day of the battle this is the place to go ma friends. Peace!
This really is a hidden treasure. I have been to gettysburg numerous times over my lifetime and never stopped here. But it is well worth it. Even with kids. They couldnt take the cupola tour, but were invited to participate in a fact finding scavenger hunt. Loved it!
great tour .i first thought it was kind of pricey but the view is breathtaking and the guide was great and explained the role the seminary played in the battle.you can take the more inexpensive tour but i advise taking the full tour .it is well worth the money
Appropriately deals with issues of slavery and religion. It shows the horrors of war without portraying the Battle of Gettysburg as a fairytale with no consequences. This is a top-notch museum with a place for the whole family.
Great Museum - Historic Cupola tour. Nice museum on the building used as a hospital after the battle. Visited the cupola used by Buford during the opening of the battle. A must visit for the battle of Gettysburg enthusiast.
Very well done museum with a very detailed tour on the events that lead to day one of the battle and how the union and Confederate lines formed for the next two days.
Seminary Ridge was strategic to the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The displays are meaningful in drawing you into the context of the time.
Great insights into an often overlooked area of Civil War and Gettysburg history.
Went there opening ceremony for 150th anniversary. Best museum ever in town.
Put together well, not over whelming with stuff. Free for active military.
Great visit..learned something new and the Cupola tour is worth it!
Awesome artifacts, wonderful displays, lots to see.
Darla D Dickerson
Well kept...with significant historical information
Well kept museum a major part of American history
Amazing views too expensive.
Bit pricey but worth seeing
History filled location
Worth the time.