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

717-337-1718 717-420-5642

208 Baltimore St.,
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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Black families helped build & mold Gettysburg. Encounter the American Black Experience played out 10 miles north of the horrors of Southern Slavery.

855-804-8884

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

717-338-1776 717-676-5752

980 Hanover Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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This Civil War museum, located on the Lutheran Theological Seminary and the first days battle ground, opened in July 2013.

717-339-1300

111 Seminary Ridge,
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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A compelling dramatization of the 3-Day Battle comes to life in your car. Facts, music and sound effects all combine for an unforgettable experience!

717-334-6245

297 Steinwehr Avenue,
Available at the Gettysburg Heritage Center, 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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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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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 717-685-9675

33 York Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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With but few minor changes and repairs, the house remains much as it did more than 145 years ago. Authentically furnished from cellar to attic.

717-334-4100 717-334-6020

548 Baltimore Street,
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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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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