A 20 minute film entitled "A New Birth of Freedom" about the Battle of Gettysburg is shown every 15 minutes throughout the day. Visitors then go directly to the cyclorama auditorium to view the "Gettysburg Cyclorama", the dramatic 1884 painting that depicts "Pickett's Charge". There is captioning and listening assistance available for visitors with special needs in both auditoriums.
Park volunteers staff the museum gallery and Resource Room throughout the day. Park ranger programs are held just outside of the center during the summer months and on weekends in the spring and fall.
Reservations for a battlefield tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide are available at the Visitor Center.
The Gettysburg Museum of the Civil War, featuring items from one of the largest collections of Civil War relics in the world, is available for viewing during regular center hours. The exhibit galleries and interactive programs take the viewer through the causes of the Civil War to its bloody end, with extensive displays on the battle of Gettysburg and the personalities who served in the armies as well as the civilians who experienced war on their doorsteps.
There is a fee to enter the museum gallery, film and cyclorama program.