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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...

Civil War living historians who portray the Lees.

717-337-2199 610-683-8861

No Physical Address

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Adjacent to the Battlefield, President Eisenhower's home & farm served as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders.

717-338-9114 x4411

1195 Baltimore Pike. Suite 100,
Shuttle Service Only, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Primary and secondary resource material for researching county history.

717-334-4723 ext- 20

368 Springs Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Constructed in 1894 by Joseph Smith, this Burr-truss covered bridge is the only covered bridge in Adams County still used for daily traffic.

717-334-6274 800-337-5015

Jack's Mountain Road,
Fairfield, PA 17320

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A walking history tour that takes you back to the days after the battle, explaining how townspeople survived day to day.

717-334-8611

65 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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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Understand the Gettysburg Campaign through this multi-state tour which begins in Virginia and follows the armies through Maryland into Gettysburg.

1195 Baltimore Pike,
Destination Gettysburg Visitor Information Desk, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Places Through Time Living History has been providing high quality, specially-crafted historical interpretations for more than a decade.

717-398-2684

By Appointment,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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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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

No Physical Address

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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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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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Discover details of the town and civilians who lived here before, during & after the battle including civilian memories of Lincoln's visit.

717-253-5737

33 York Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Tour aboard the famous Double Decker bus or join a Licensed Battlefield Guide tour offering a unique perspective into the struggles of the battle.

1-877-680-8687 717-334-6296

778 Baltimore Street,
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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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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Experience what life was like for Gettysburg civilians before, during & after the battle. An educational & inspiring experience for the entire family.

717-334-6245

297 Steinwehr Avenue,
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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Tours of the Gettysburg Battlefield and area using Segway Personal Transporters(TM) and Licensed Battlefield Guides.

1-888-4SEGTOURS 717-253-7987

SegTours, LLC,
5144 Flowertuft Court, Columbia, MD 21044

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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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