gettysburg heritage center

Visit the Gettysburg Heritage Center

Formerly the American Civil War Wax Museum, the Gettysburg Heritage Center is one of the newest attractions in Gettysburg, opened in May 2015. A favorite among guests who add it to their Value Plan, and a great place to begin your visit to Gettysburg, the Gettysburg Heritage Center and Museum is dedicated to our fascinating town, its citizens, artifacts, and authentic historical displays.

Implementing a variety of teaching methods, the Gettysburg Heritage Center strives to leave every guest with the knowledge of a critical juncture in our nation’s history. Telling stories through three-dimensional photos and programs, story boards, displays, artifacts, and a movie, the Gettysburg Heritage Center will leave a lasting impression on each guest who walks through its doors. Learn what life was like for civilians and soldiers during the Civil War.

The Gettysburg Heritage Center is also responsible for many great programs each year, most notably the Living History Camps. Nearly every weekend from April through November, these living history programs help bring the past to life. Guests interact with knowledgeable historians, witness live demonstrations, and explore the camps. Each weekend is dedicated to a specific focus, and you can browse the full 2018 Living History Programs schedule on their website. Other programs include author and artist events, musical guests, and more. If you’d like to see what’s planned for this season, visit Gettysburg Heritage Museum’s events page.

Where is it?

Gettysburg Heritage Center is located at 297 Steinwehr Avenue.

How much does it cost?

Pricing for the 2018 season is $8.95 for adults (13+), $6.95 for children (6-12), and free for kids five and under. ***BEST VALUE To get the most bang for your buck when you visit Gettysburg, we strongly recommend the value plan. The value plan allows you to choose 3 of Gettysburg’s greatest historic attractions plus your choice of a two hour battlefield bus tour. This provides five to seven hours of entertainment and enjoyment for the low price of $49 for adults and $30 for children.

When is it open?

Hours for the Gettysburg Heritage Center vary, so it’s best to call for exact times. May hours are typically 9am-6pm Sunday through Wednesday, 9am-7pm Thursday and Friday, and 9am-8pm on Saturday.

What are guests saying?

The Gettysburg Heritage Center boasts a 4.5 star rating on Trip Advisor, a 4.7 star rating on Facebook,  and a 4.6 star rating on Google. We encourage you to browse the reviews and then book your visit today!