The Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park is the best place to start your visit to Gettysburg. Here you will find the National Park Service Information Desk, Visitor Center activities, ticket sales, Museum Bookstore and Gift Shop, Refreshment Saloon and restrooms.
While you're at the Visitor Center, don't miss the Cyclorama painting of Pickett's Charge--one of only two left in the United States, longer than a football field and weighing more than 3 tons, complete with lighting and sound effects that put you in the battle--and the film “A New Birth of Freedom” and the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War. Tour and shuttle buses pick up and drop off at this location. Entrance to the Park and Visitor Center are free; some activities require tickets.