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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...

The Lincoln Highway, our nation’s first coast-to-coast highway, marked the birth of popular American tourism – vacationing by automobile.

724-879-4241

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See and feel the emotions rise and fall as you embrace Bull Run, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Antietam and Gettysburg.

717-260-1861 1-866-258-4729

1 Lincoln Circle At Reservoir Park,
Harrisburg, PA 17103

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Visit the place where Abraham Lincoln first set foot in Gettysburg to deliver his Gettysburg Address in November 1863. Discover the many lives of Gettysburg’s historic railroad station.

35 Carlisle Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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A Civil War and Railroad historical experience aboard a steam powered, authentic replica excursion train.

717-942-2370 717-600-6535

2 West Main Street,
New Freedom , PA 17349

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In 1802, Elizabeth Ann Seton was a loving wife and mother. Within two years, her husband’s business failed, and he died. Just 29 years old, she was a widow, single mother of five, and bankrupt. Discover how she faced these challenges, thrived, and went on to become America’s first native-born saint.

301-447-6606 301-447-7172

339 South Seton Avenue,
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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Unique museum featuring hand-made dioramas and thousands of specially-crafted miniature soldiers, who are actually cats in uniform.

717-420-5273 215-237-2305

785 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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A conversation or walk with the Federal army's premier strategist and general in chief for Mr. Lincoln. Discuss tactics, learn the point of view of US Grant about various aspects of the events that lead to ultimate Union victory. Talks can be in town or your location. Email or call for details.

262-674-7268

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A town changed forever! Dead and dying soldiers lying everywhere! Walk the streets of Gettysburg with a Licensed Town Historian and hear the civilians' experiences of life in Gettysburg before, during and after the Battle! Venture to Gettysburg's seldom seen places! Experience Lincoln's visit!

717-253-5737

11 Lincoln Square,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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A unique shopping experience where every item has a story. Explore our diverse selection of Civil War relics, ancient artifacts, handcrafted jewelry, artwork, gifts and much, much more! Artifact at 777...where history matters.

717-339-7081

777 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Learn about the Gettysburg Battlefield from an expert Licensed Battlefield Guide aboard our Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours!

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

778 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Primary and secondary resource material for researching county history.

717-334-4723 ext- 20

368 Springs Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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The Shriver family homestead for 6 generations. Tour this museum complex consisting of the main house and award-winning grist mill.

410-848-2288

3311 Littlestown Pike,
Westminster, MD 21158

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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

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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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Located in Chambersburg, 20 miles west of Gettysburg, John Brown boarded at this house the summer of the 1859 planning of his raid on Harpers Ferry.

717-264-1667

175 E. King Street,
Chambersburg, PA 17201

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The history of America revealed by our Presidents, meticulously reproduced in wax, using light and sound to tell the story from their perspective.

717-334-5717

789 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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The Daniel Lady Farm, headquarters for the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association, played an important role in the three-day battle of Gettysburg.

717-338-1776 717-676-5752

980 Hanover Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Experience ranger programs & walks, campfire programs, living history & events that assist in preserving & interpreting the Gettysburg Battle.

717-334-1124 ext. 80

1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Make Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center your first stop and we'll make your visit to Gettysburg epic.

717-338-1243 1-866-889-1243

1195 Baltimore Pike,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Celebrating 100 years! Step back in time in the comfort of your own vehicle and let your Licensed Battlefield Guide bring to life one of history's most famous battles.

717-337-1709 877-874-2478

241 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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