The new Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War offers visitors a 21st-century museum experience that tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg and its significance to our nation's history, within the context of the causes and consequences of the Civil War.
The museum showcases an extensive collection of artifacts and archival materials and provides visitors with a distinctive perspective of the Civil War through the words of its participants and spectators, including Presidents Lincoln and Davis, Generals Meade and Lee, soldiers, correspondents and civilians.
Through a variety of exhibits, interactive displays, films, and a host of research resources, the new Gettysburg Museum of the provides a Civil War experience unlike any other. The museum is located within the new Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park. The $103 million facility, which opened in April 2008, has been designed to help prepare visitors for their stay in Gettysburg, while at the same time offering such 21st-century amenities as:
A computer resource room that gives visitors access to information about the people, the battle, the collection, and the monuments - all of which make Gettysburg an excellent educational experience.
The Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center -- multi- purpose educational facilities -- the center provides dedicated space for teacher workshops, classroom use and distance learning programs.
The Refreshment Saloon is a museum cafe with an outdoor dining terrace that offers visitors the opportunity to experience Civil War-era foods and recipes. A Museum Bookstore that includes an extensive selection of Gettysburg, Civil War, and Lincoln-related titles for all ages, as well as a variety of Gettysburg - related gifts and memorabilia.
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