A visit to Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center 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 what became the largest battle in the history of North America. Personally-guided tours run at 9:15 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. during the summer and 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. during the winter. Children must be at least 48” tall to take part in the Exclusive Access Cupola Tour.