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History & Heritage

History & Heritage

Gettysburg is history – the question is, how do you want to experience that history?

If you are interested in the civilian story, you may want a guided tour of the town, or possibly a museum or house tour experience. Perhaps you wish to discover the history for yourself. One of the best ways to experience history is to watch it come alive in first person presentations and encampments.

Spring through fall, visitors are invited to walk through soldiers camps at local museums and on the National Park to interact and watch demonstrations. You will also find the history of Presidents Lincoln and Eisenhower, the only U.S. born Saint, motor racing and so much more. Create your historical vacation plan...

Experience what life was like for Gettysburg civilians before, during & after the battle. An educational & inspiring experience for the entire family.

717-334-6245

297 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Gunnery Sgt. Kenneth J. Serfass, USMC, retired presents living history in two roles.

262-67GRANT

No Physical Address

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Steinwehr is home to restaurants, lodging, specialty retail, gift & souvenir shops, museums, history centers, art galleries, tours, & living history.

717-337-1698

PO Box 3212,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Meet Gen. & Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, often seen exploring Gettysburg themselves. This historical couple will provide a special Gettysburg experience.

717-799-6806

No Physical Address

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A walking history tour that takes you back to the days after the battle, explaining how townspeople survived day to day.

717-334-8611

65 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Adjacent to the Battlefield, President Eisenhower's home & farm served as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders.

717-338-9114 x4411

1195 Baltimore Pike. Suite 100,
Shuttle Service Only, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Two guided driving tours offering a look into the African American history of Gettysburg and Adams County. Reservations required.

717-528-8553

No Physical Address

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See one of the most extensive private collections of artifacts from the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, Presidencies and Pop Culture.

717-337-2035

219 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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A 90-minute living history led by a reenactor in Gettysburg's only permanent encampment.

717-334-8838

401 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Tour aboard the famous Double Decker bus or join a Licensed Battlefield Guide tour offering a unique perspective into the struggles of the battle.

1-877-680-8687 717-334-6296

778 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Discover the Civil War where it happened and fully appreciate the cost and sacrifice of our Commonwealth in the struggle for justice and equality.

Gettysburg CVB Visitor Information Desk,
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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The authentic stories of this church hospital, where doctors & local citizen-nurses worked valiantly to comfort & save 140 wounded and dying soldiers.

717-334-5212 717-334-4958

44 Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Dedicated to the civilian experience during the Battle of Gettysburg, the Shriver House Museum is located in Gettysburg's historic district.

717-337-2800

309 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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A preservation society located in one of Gettysburg's premier historic buildings offering Underground Railroad Tours.

717-334-5185 717-968-3718

The Historic G.A.R. Building,
53 E. Middle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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This Civil War museum, located on the Lutheran Theological Seminary and the first days battle ground, opened in July 2013.

717-339-1300

61 Seminary Ridge,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Black families helped build & mold Gettysburg. Encounter the American Black Experience played out 10 miles north of the horrors of Southern Slavery.

855-804-8884

No Physical Address

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View a collection of vintage racecars, artifacts, research library of rare books, and sport of auto racing documents & photos, plus a gift shop.

717-528-8279 717-319-5623

100 Baltimore Road,
York Springs, PA 17372

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Tour the Battlefield in your vehicle. Completely updated. Available on dual CD's with map included. Soldiers' National Cemetery included.

717-655-5068

Various locations,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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A compelling dramatization of the 3-Day Battle comes to life in your car. Facts, music and sound effects all combine for an unforgettable experience!

717-334-6245

297 Steinwehr Avenue,
Available at the Gettysburg Heritage Center, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Places Through Time Living History has been providing high quality, specially-crafted historical interpretations for more than a decade.

717-398-2684

By Appointment,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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