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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...

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

717-799-6806

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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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Take a ride aboard this authentic stern paddle wheel riverboat, "The prettiest little riverboat this side of the Mississippi!"

717-234-6500

PO Box 910,
Harrisburg, PA 17108

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Welcome to the new Lincoln Train Museum Presenting the Spirit of Lincoln and the Spirit of America!

717-334-5678

425 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Immerse yourself in 19th-century culture and learn about the civilians & soldiers who struggled here and the critical preservation work at Gettysburg.

717-338-1243

451 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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

Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Experience the amazing Gettysburg Battlefield on horseback. See the site of Pickett's Charge and talk throughout your ride with our Licensed Battlefield Guide. Gentle horses, small groups and plenty of personalized attention.

717-334-8205

McMillan Woods on the Gettysburg Battlefield,
West Confederate Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Opening Spring 2015. See and hear General Lee, Jennie Wade, Abraham Lincoln, Joshua Chamberlain and other historical figures as they tell you of their part in the battle. Finally, experience Pickett’s Charge as if you were there.

717-334-1265

241 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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A self-guided walking tour along the streets where soldiers fought, civilians lived and President Lincoln paraded to the National Cemetery in 1863.

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

571 W. Middle 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.

Destination Gettysburg Area Information Desk,
1195 Baltimore Pike, 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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Discover details of the town and civilians who lived here before, during & after the battle including civilian memories of Lincoln's visit.

717-253-5737

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

1-888-4SEGTOURS 717-253-7987

SegTours, LLC,
5144 Flowertuft Court, Columbia, MD 21044

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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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Let us guide your taste buds through a savory journey around Gettysburg, visiting 7 unique eateries covering just under 1 mile of non-continuous walking.

1-800-656-0713

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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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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Located in downtown Gettysburg, the museum offers visitors a world-class experience that tells the story of Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address.

877-874-2478 717-334-2499

8 Lincoln Square,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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