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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...

Understand the Gettysburg Campaign through this multi-state tour which begins in Virginia and follows the armies through Maryland into Gettysburg.

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

Discover your long-ago relative, explore Adams County's past and our rich cultural heritage with the Adams County Historical Society.

717-334-4723 ext- 20

368 Springs Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Take a historic church walking tour of eight downtown Gettysburg churches featuring the battle and its aftermath, hospital scenes and heroic civilian nurses.

717-337-1718

208 Baltimore St.,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Constructed in 1894 by Joseph Smith, this Burr-truss covered bridge is the only covered bridge in Adams County still used for daily traffic.

717-334-6274 800-337-5015

Jack's Mountain Road,
Fairfield, PA 17320

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

Tour the historic Gettysburg Battlefield on horseback - hourly trail rides and narrated tours along the scenic trails of the Gettysburg National Park.No better way to see the Battlefield than on the back of an amazing horse!

717-253-6300

Tours begin at McMillian Woods Youth Campground,
West Confederate Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Witness the Battle of Gettysburg from two unique perspectives – the civilians who called it home, and the soldiers on the battlefield. The story of the battle comes to life through both museum displays, and the battlefield orientation film, "Gettysburg Animated Map", produced by the Civil War Trust.

717-334-6245

297 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

A preservation society located in one of Gettysburg's premier historic buildings offering an event venue, Underground Railroad Tours, a variety of educational programs, an October Barn Tour, and a Salvage Warehouse for those "do it yourselfers".

717-334-5185 717-339-9047

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

Interactive exhibits, outdoor interpretive walking trail, free scavenger hunts available at the ticket counter.

717-339-1300

111 Seminary Ridge,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

The self-guided tour takes you through Adams County's historic interests, natural beauty & rolling orchards covering over 36 miles around Gettysburg.

717-334-6274 1-800-337-5015

1560 Fairfield Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

An old time baseball festival the 3rd weekend in July played by the rules and customs and using the same style equipment and uniforms from 1864.

410-967-7482

965 Pumping Station Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

We offer real history with a fun twist. The soldiers are cats, but the details are historically accurate and to-scale, from uniforms to regimental strengths. Each diorama portrays a specific point in time, helping historian and novice alike see events of 150 years ago.

717-420-5273

785 Baltimore St,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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

Our Famous Washington D.C. Tour Our Nation's Capital, Washington D.C. is just a short ride from historic Gettysburg. See it in a day with the Stars and Stripes Tour! It is the perfect complement to your Gettysburg vacation or a fun day trip.

877-723-1863 717-528-1660

Pick-up locations at selected Gettysburg hotels,
and campgrounds, York Springs, PA 17372

Ride into history on a memorable and enjoyable tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield on our gentle and well-trained horses.

717-334-5100

610 Taneytown Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Tours of the Gettysburg Battlefield and area using Segway Personal Transporters(TM) and Licensed Battlefield Guides.

1-888-4SEGTOURS 717-253-7987

22 Springs Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Let us guide your taste buds through a savory journey around Gettysburg, visiting seven unique eateries covering just under one mile of non-continuous walking.

717-688-9584 888-252-5622

Start your Gettysburg visit here. Familiarize yourself with the Battle of Gettysburg. See the film A New Birth of Freedom. Experience the historic Cyclorama painting with light and sound effects. Explore the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War. Visit the battlefield with a Licensed Guide.

717-338-1243 877-874-2478

1195 Baltimore Pike,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

30 Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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