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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.

Hop on Over to Hanover

Hop on Over to Hanover

Many visitors vacation in Gettysburg multiple times a year and are always looking for new things to experience. Take a short day trip over to Hanover, Pennsylvania on your next vacation!

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Where to Find Living History in Gettysburg

Where to Find Living History in Gettysburg

One of the best ways to experience history is to watch it come alive right in front of you. Living historians, encampments and presentations are found throughout Gettysburg starting in spring and usually ending late fall. Dedicated re-enactors embody famous generals, common soldiers and civilians who will engage with spectators giving them a deeper understanding … Continue reading Where to Find Living History in Gettysburg

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Take a Walk in President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Footsteps

Take a Walk in President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Footsteps

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a 272-word speech to dedicate a new National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the site of the three day Battle of Gettysburg. Although both his time in Gettysburg and the speech that he made were brief, his words have echoed throughout history and his Gettysburg Address has become … Continue reading Take a Walk in President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Footsteps

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