Here are some basic things you need to know about visiting this most historic battlefield. Gettysburg National Military Park is located in south-central Pennsylvania and is open year round. Entrance to the park is free of charge.
The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, located at 1195 Baltimore Pike, is owned and operated by the Gettysburg Foundation in cooperation with the National Park Service. Entry to the center is free. There is a fee for the film experience, cyclorama program and access to the museum exhibit hall. Open daily throughout the year except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day, the center hosts a massive book and gift store operated by Events Network as well as a "Soldier's Rest" saloon that offers a full menu throughout the day. Battlefield tours on your own, on a bus or with a Licensed Battlefield Guide can be arranged at the Center.
Pets are not allowed in the Museum and Visitor Center with the exception of Seeing Eye dogs. Contact the Gettysburg Foundation for further information and assistance.
Weapons are not allowed in the Museum and Visitor Center. Contact the Gettysburg Foundation for further information and assistance.
The Soldier's National Cemetery (Gettysburg National Cemetery), the final resting place of the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg and where President Abraham Lincoln gave his famous address, is also located in the park and is open from dawn to dusk throughout the year. Bicycles, pets, horses and vehicles are not permitted in the cemetery.