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Seminary Ridge Museum - Gettysburg, PA

Updated: Nov 15, 2021

Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center is conveniently located on Seminary Ridge along Gettysburg National Military Park. It is also known as Schmucker Hall. The building is an American Civil War site listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Adams County, Pennsylvania. This building was constructed as the original Gettysburg Theological Seminary building.


During the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, the building was used as both a Union and Confederate hospital. The building was the seminary's main building from 1832 to 1895, then as a dormitory for students until 1951.


In 1960, the Adams County Historical Society leased the building. In 2006, the Historical Society, along with the Seminary Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation, rehabilitated the building for museum use, known today as the Seminary Ridge Museum.


The Museum houses displays about many different aspects of the battle, the seminary, the town, and the civil war, and the struggle among faith groups over slavery, as well as offering tours of the cupola. The exhibit and museum have earned international, national and regional awards.


Located at: 111 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325


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