AAA Editor Notes
Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, 111 Seminary Ridge, is housed in a building that witnessed the Battle of Gettysburg and served as a field hospital during that battle. The Voices of Duty and Devotion exhibit details the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg along Seminary Ridge, showcases the nurses and doctors who treated the wounded, and 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 interpretive signs 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.
Guided tours are available.