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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...

Only at the Gettysburg Diorama can you see the entire 6,000 acre battlefield at one time. With over 20,000 hand painted soldiers, horses, cannons and buildings, the diorama includes a thirty minute light and sound show of the three day battle of Gettysburg. A great orientation program.

717-334-6408

241 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Experience the spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence and freedoms as you journey through time with President Abraham Lincoln. Enjoy American history presentations and collections, interactive train layouts, President Lincoln's Funeral journey, hands on activities and more!

717-334-5678

425 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Gettysburg's first Civil War themed Escape Room Game!

717-420-2409

247 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Civil War living historians who portray the Lees.

717-337-2199 610-683-8861

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

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

717-338-1243

451 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

One and two hour Licensed Battlefield Guide or Licensed Battlefield Guide narrative carriage rides in the luxury of our new carriages with air ride suspension! Join us for a town walking tour Fighting in the Streets, for an in-depth look at the history of the Battle with in the Town.

866-907-0633 7174767428

297 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg Heritage Center, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Experience the battlefield the way it was scouted by soldiers - on horseback... Witness the terrain of the battlefield in a whole new way.

866-907-0633 717-476-7428

McMillian Woods Youth Campground - Right turn off ,
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With but few minor changes and repairs, the house remains much as it did more than 150 years ago. Authentically furnished from cellar to attic.

717-334-4100 717-334-6020

548 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

The self-guided tour travels east & northeast of Gettysburg to East Cavalry Battlefield, New Oxford & East Berlin, covering 40 miles of Adams County.

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

571 W. Middle Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

Lincoln Square,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

View a collection of vintage racecars, artifacts, research library of rare books, and sport of auto racing documents & photos, plus a gift shop.

717-528-8279

100 Baltimore Road,
York Springs, PA 17372

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

717-339-7081

777 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

The 1863 Gettysburg civilians: Hear their stories! Experience the drama of being caught in the crossfire!

717-624-8154

65 W. Middle Street,
Tour information available, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Start here and step inside one of the Civil War's most historic buildings--located along Seminary Ridge on the National Park Service's auto tour route, Guided tours of the building's cupola are available offering wonderful battlefield views. TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence winner.

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

571 West Middle Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

240-469-8642 717-338-1776

888 Hanover 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

James Hayney is a veteran actor with a life-long fascination with the 16th president.

717-763-6858 717-991-1578

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