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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...

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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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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The station served as a field hospital during the Battle. Lincoln arrived here by train on Nov. 18, 1863, for the dedication of the National Cemetery.

35 Carlisle Street,
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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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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Guided and on-your-own tours of Washington, DC departing from most Gettysburg accommodations. Tours offered June through October.

877-723-1863 717-528-1660

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

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A free, self-guided tour takes of a small town, just 20-minutes east of Gettysburg. Allow approximately 60-minutes to complete the tour.

800-337-5015 717-334-6274

571 W. Middle Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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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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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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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Religious & historic site honoring the life of the 1st US-born saint. Includes the majestic Basilica with stained glass windows, mosaics & marble.

301-447-6606 301-447-7172

339 South Seton Avenue,
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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An old time base ball 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

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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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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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Take a historic church walking tour of 8 downtown Gettysburg churches featuring the battle & its aftermath, hospital scenes & heroic civilian nurses.

717-420-5642 717-337-0733

839 Boyds School Road,
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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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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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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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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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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Check out our Visitor Guide online or have us send you one. Have an immediate question? Call us at 1.800.337.5015.

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