AAA Editor Notes
Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, 111 Seminary Ridge, is housed in the four-story 1832 Schmucker Hall on the Lutheran Theological Seminary campus. The building served as a hospital during the Gettysburg battle. Voices of Duty and Devotion details the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg along Seminary Ridge. The main exhibit showcases the nurses and doctors who treated the wounded, and it tells stories about the fugitive slaves and African-Americans who served in the United States Colored Troops. The exhibit also focuses on the civic and spiritual debates related to faith and freedom that waged during the Civil War era to the present day. Murals, video screens, audio recordings and artifacts (including uniforms and weapons) are used throughout.
There is a 1-mile outdoor trail with exhibits on the campus, and cupola tours also are offered.
Time: Allow 1 hour minimum for the museum; 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum for the museum and cupola. Note: Cupola tours require visitors to climb stairs.