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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 90-minute living history led by a reenactor in Gettysburg's only permanent encampment.

717-334-8838

401 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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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A conversation or walk with the Federal army's premier strategist and general in chief for Mr. Lincoln. Discuss tactics, learn the point of view of US Grant about various aspects of the events that lead to ultimate Union victory. Talks can be in town or your location. Email or call for details.

262-67GRANT

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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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Located in Chambersburg, 20 miles west of Gettysburg, John Brown boarded at this house the summer of the 1859 planning of his raid on Harpers Ferry.

717-264-1667

175 E. King Street,
Chambersburg, PA 17201

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Civil War living historians who portray the Lees.

717-337-2199 610-683-8861

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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

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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 1863 Gettysburg Civilians: Hear their stories! Experience their drama! Knowledgeable, period-attired guides bring Gettysburg's history alive.

717-624-8154

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

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Celebrating 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

241 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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