American Civil War Museum

Come to the museum seen by more than 8 million visitors, since opening in 1962. Voices from history blend with scenes and words to recreate the past. Jennie Wade bakes bread before being fatally shot in her sister's kitchen. John Brown, bound in ropes, walks to the gallows. Slaves using the Underground Railroad try to escape to freedom. And Abraham Lincoln sits in the theatre on that fateful day. Through five hallways of scenes, the American Civil War Museum brings the past "back to life" with life-sized dioramas of the Civil War. From there, visitors enter the internationally acclaimed Battleroom Auditorium, where a re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg is performed before their eyes. Once again, the Union and Confederate meet for the infamous, tide-turning battle. Amidst the sound of battle cries and bullets, the reasons, causes, and outcome of the Battle of Gettysburg are revealed. Finally, an animated Abraham Lincoln concludes the presentation with his deliverance of the immortal Gettysburg Address.

Address: 297 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Phone: (717) 334-6245