Special Event


Sensory Friendly Hours at the Museum and Visitor Center

Gettysburg National Military Park




Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center

Dates & Times


Saturday, February 4, 2023


9:00 AM


2 hours


Between the hours of 9 am and 11 am visitors will have free access to the Cyclorama painting and the Museum galleries. The Cyclorama painting will be displayed fully lit, but with no narration, sound effects, or flashing lights, so visitors can spend an extended time with the painting. Where possible, loud sounds from audiovisual displays, interactives, and films will be reduced or turned off in the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War. “Hands On History” carts will be available throughout the Museum, allowing visitors to touch and feel reproduction objects from the parks collection. Additionally, friendly staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and support your visit. Upon arrival, guests will receive a sensory bag with park maps, a trail guide, and more (while supplies last).

A quiet space will be available in the Ford Education Center for those visitors who need a break.

Complimentary tickets for the sensory friendly hours at the Museum and Visitor Center can be picked up day of at the ticketing desk in the main lobby. All sound, light, and audio-visual programming will return to normal beginning at 11 am. Visitors with sensory friendly tickets are encouraged to explore the Museum galleries and remain in the Visitor Center if they wish. Please note: During sensory friendly hours the park orientation film, A New Birth of Freedom, will not be available.

More information

Reservation or Registration: No

Contact Information

Christopher Gwinn

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