The first stop on a visit to Gettysburg National Military Park should be the park visitor center. Here you will find the usual maps, tour guide info, ranger led programs info, giftshop/bookstore, and an incredible Civil War museum. Here you will find the largest Civil War collection in the National Park Service with more than 40,000 artifacts.
The museum contains exhibits which portray the living conditions and daily life of a Civil War soldier. You will view the living quarters (tents) of both enlisted men and officers, which shows the officer's "upgraded amenities". In these camps you will see personal items such as bedding, dishes, and writing desks in the officer's tents; items for "battlin...Read More