The Cupola: Gettysburg's Premier View Experience
I was sent back to lookout for a prominent position and watch the movements of the enemy. As early as seven A.M. I reported their advance, and took my station in the steeple of the “Theological Seminary.” General Buford came up and looked at them through my glass, and then formed his small Cavalry force.
-Lt. Aaron Jerome, United States Signal Corps
A visit to the Seminary Ridge Museum is not complete without a guided tour of the building's famous Cupola. Stand where Brigadier General John Buford and his staff stood on the morning of July 1, 1863 as the Battle of Gettysburg began. Discover how the view from the Cupola shaped the pivotal first day's fighting and set the stage for the what became the largest battle in the history of North America. Personally guided tours run every hour during the summer and cost only $20 with the purchase of admission.
"My husband and I also chose to do the Cupola tour and it was so worth it. The view is amazing and it gives a great perspective of what General Buford saw."
-Casey T., TripAdvisor Review