Welcome to the Gettysburg Heritage Center
Discover… The Town, The People, Their Stories.
Bordering the Gettysburg National Military Park battlefield, the Heritage Center is an educational and entertaining experience for families and tour groups of all ages. Learn what the Battle of Gettysburg meant to the people who lived here during the war.
Utilizing artifacts, historical documents, interactive displays, and 3-D productions, visitors will gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the town before, during and after the battle. Find out how the people reacted to the invasion of the town – freeze, flee or fight? Hear accounts of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in a time when their home was in turmoil.
Located in the lobby of the Heritage Center is one of Gettysburg’s finest gift shops, offering an extensive selection of quality gifts:
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**Currently the high-definition movie, and gift store are open to visitors. The interactive gallery is closed to visitors as work continues on the new exhibit. The new exhibit space is scheduled to open to visitors around November 15. While we are still working, enjoy complimentary admission to the theater until December 31, 2014!
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Hours of Operation:
March - December - Daily 9 am - 5 pm
(extended spring & summer hours)
January 17 - February - Weekends 9 am - 5 pm
(Closed January 1 - 16)
Special Upcoming Hours:
November 14 & 15 - 9 am - 7 pm
(Friday & Saturday of Remembrance Day weekend)
November 28 - 9 am - 7 pm
November 29 - 9 am - 8 pm
(Gettysburg Welcomes the Holidays town-wide event 6 pm - 8 pm)
December 24 & 31 - 9 am - 1 pm
(Christmas & New Year's Eve)
January 19 - 9 am - 5 pm
(Martin Luther King Day)
February 16 - 9 am - 5 pm
For questions about hours, please call 717-334-6245.
Last time to enter the exhibit area is 45 minutes prior to closing.