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Gettysburg National Military Park Museum

Reviewing: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum And Visitor Center  |  Rating:
Gayle Parks By Gayle Parks on
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I recently had the opportunity to visit The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This center was funded by donations and offers lots of historical enjoyment for you and your family including a museum gallery, where you will find displays of all aspects of the Civil War and Gettysburg. Displays include artillery and ammunition used during the battle, original uniforms worn by soldiers on both sides of the conflict, personal items, medical devices and photographs. It also offers a great short film called "A New Birth of Freedom" and a Cyclorama of the dramatic 1884 painting which depicts Pickett's Charge. This is a huge painting that sort of wraps around a cupola type of room where a narration of Pickett's Charge takes you through the battle from beginning to end. The room nor the painting moves but you get the feeling of movement because of the light and sound effects. Non-flash photography is permitted. Worth every penny of the admission fee which is around $8 per person. There is also a bookstore and a refreshment area. The museum and park are open year round. Check out www.NPA.gov/gett for more info.