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Family Connections

Gettysburg has always been about connecting with history – whether it be learning about the Civil War, finding an ancestor who fought here or understanding what the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg or the Gettysburg Address means to us today. As a vacation destination, Gettysburg is also a place for families to slow down and reconnect with each other.

Exploring the history of Gettysburg is why millions of people visit Gettysburg each year. Touring the battlefield, visiting the museums, interacting with living historians all allow us to connect with the historical happening of 1863. By walking in the footsteps of the soldiers and civilians of the time, we reconnect with our past and understand the impact this great tragedy still has on us today.

So many are drawn here because of family connects to the battle, others are drawn here to reconnect with their family of today. What better way to create memories than a visit to Gettysburg to bike the battlefield, hike across Pickett’s Charge or tour the town to learn about families like your own. Of course you have to mix in the fun with miniature golf tournaments, hikes at Strawberry Hill, go-kart races, pick-your-own fruit activities at our farms and outstanding concerts and festivals. Get ready to post your pics – you won’t want to forget one moment of your family time together.

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Welcome Back to Gettysburg

Welcome Back to Gettysburg

So many families visit when their kids are younger and then don’t make it back for years. If you haven’t been here in a few years, it’s time to reconnect with Gettysburg, and each other.

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Five Presidential Places in Gettysburg

Five Presidential Places in Gettysburg

By Cory Runk – Abraham Lincoln, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, these historic figures have greatly impacted the history of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Battle of Gettysburg has always been the main attraction but there is a lesser known side to Gettysburg’s story, the presidential side. In honor of Presidents Day, I … Continue reading Five Presidential Places in Gettysburg

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All Aboard in Gettysburg, Pa.

All Aboard in Gettysburg, Pa.

By Paige Neidig – The history of Gettysburg, Pa., runs deep through the town. Also running through this small historic town is a distinguished railroad story, dating back to just a few years prior to the epic Civil War battle that stormed Gettysburg in 1863. Much of Abraham Lincoln’s story, in fact, centers around the … Continue reading All Aboard in Gettysburg, Pa.

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