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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...

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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The Lincoln Highway, our nation’s first coast-to-coast highway, marked the birth of popular American tourism – vacationing by automobile.

724-879-4241

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Two guided driving tours offering a look into the African American history of Gettysburg and Adams County. Reservations required.

717-528-8553

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Experience the spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence and freedoms as you jounrey 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

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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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Located in downtown Gettysburg, the museum offers visitors a world-class experience that tells the story of Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address.

877-874-2478 717-334-2499

8 Lincoln Square,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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

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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

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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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Get your Irish on in Gettysburg at the annual Adams County Irish Festival held the third Saturday of July at the Moose Park of Gettysburg.

PO Box 3492,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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

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Let us guide your taste buds through a savory journey around Gettysburg, visiting seven unique eateries covering just under 1 mile of non-continuous walking.

1-800-656-0713 717-688-9584

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 717-337-0032

888 Hanover Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Located off Pumping Station Road, this bridge was used by both Union and Confederate Troops, visitors today can walk across the lattice bridge.

717-334-6274 800-337-5015

Water Works Road,
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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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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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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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!

1-866-907-0633

2190 Emmitsburg Road,
Main Barn Site, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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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

22 Springs Avenue,
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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