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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...

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

A preservation society located in one of Gettysburg's premier historic buildings offering Underground Railroad Tours.

717-334-5185 717-968-3718

The Historic G.A.R. Building,
53 E. Middle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

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

724-879-4241

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

Our Famous Washington D.C. Tour Our Nation's Capital, Washington D.C. is just a short ride from historic Gettysburg. See it in a day with the Stars and Stripes Tour! It is the perfect complement to your Gettysburg vacation or a fun day trip.

877-723-1863 717-528-1660

Pick-up locations at selected Gettysburg hotels,
and campgrounds, York Springs, PA 17372

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

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

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

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

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

717-337-1718

208 Baltimore St.,
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

Civil War living historians who portray the Lees.

717-337-2199 610-683-8861

Visit the place where Abraham Lincoln first set foot in Gettysburg to deliver his Gettysburg Address in November 1863. Discover the many lives of Gettysburg’s historic railroad station.

717-334-0655

35 Carlisle Street,
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

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

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

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

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

Gettysburg's first Civil War themed Escape Room Game opening March 31, 2017.

717-420-2409

247 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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