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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...

A once a year three-day reenactment event with different exciting battles each day, live mortar fire, living history, Sutler village and great food.

717-338-1525

965 Pumping Station Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Northern Central Railway–Steam into History is an excursion railroad that offers an authentic experience where you can meet presidents and generals, experience the Wild West, enjoy the beautiful countryside and ride along the very rails that helped build and save our nation.

717-942-2370

2 West Main Street,
New Freedom , PA 17349

Discover the history of Gettysburg's African American citizens and those who impacted the history of Gettysburg on this self-guided tour in and around Gettysburg.

Throughout the area,
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

Coming in spring of 2020! Download our "Gettysburg: A Nation Divided" app - a wonderful way to bring history to life and learn about the battle of Gettysburg and the people who were there. The app uses the latest mixed reality technologies and platforms to create an immersive historical experience.

844-224-7669 210-245-7543

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 the first American-born saint.

301-447-6606 301-447-6004

339 South Seton Avenue,
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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

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

717-334-5212 717-334-4958

30 Chambersburg Street,
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

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

A non-profit organization dedicated to preservation, conservation and education, as it pertains to East Berlin and outlying areas.

717-259-0822

332 West King Street,
East Berlin, PA 17316

Go beyond the Battle of Gettysburg - experience the powerful stories of local residents across 300 years of amazing local history. ACHS - the county historical society in Gettysburg - offers free programs, tours and special events for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

717-334-4723

368 Springs Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

A town changed forever! Dead and dying soldiers lying everywhere. Walk the streets of Gettysburg with a Licensed Town Historian/Guide 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

Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station,
35 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325

The Hanover Area Historical Society protects and promotes the historical heritage of the greater Hanover area. The Society acquires, preserves and provides access to historical buildings and sites and to artifacts and archives that have historical significance to the Hanover area.

717-362-3207 717-637-6413

21 Baltimore Street,
Hanover, PA 17331

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

Visit Gettysburg. Learn some history. Bring home memories! We offer horseback rides on the Gettysburg Battlefield and battlefield and town horse-drawn carriage tours. Tour the Gettysburg Battlefield with Licensed Battlefield Guides on walking tours or private car tours- same day availability!

717-476-7428 866-907-0633

Carriages: 297 Steinwehr Avenue,
Horseback: Youth Camp Entrance, McMillan Woods, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Guiding visitors for over 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

The official start to your Gettysburg visit. See the film, A New Birth of Freedom. Experience the sights and sounds of Pickett's Charge in the Gettysburg Cyclorama. Explore the interactive exhibits in the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War. Tour the battlefield with a Licensed Guide.

717-338-1243 877-874-2478

1195 Baltimore Pike,
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

Travel back in time with a guide dressed in period attire as you walk through the Shrivers’ meticulously restored 1860 home to learn the other side of the Battle of Gettysburg - how families and their homes were affected during and after the battle that ravaged this historic town.

717-337-2800

309 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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