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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 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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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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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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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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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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"Citizens at a Crossroads" Interactive Museum Theater www.theridgeplayers.com

717-339-1300

111 Seminary Ridge,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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In 1802, Elizabeth Ann Seton was a loving wife and mother. Within two years, her husband’s business failed, and he died. Just 29 years old, she was a widow, single mother of five, and bankrupt. Discover how she faced these challenges, thrived, and went on to become America’s first native-born saint.

301-447-6606 301-447-7172

339 South Seton Avenue,
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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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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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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See the ENTIRE Battlefield & watch the troop movements of ALL 3 days of battle. A great orientation.

717-334-6408

241 Steinwehr Avenue,
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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Experience ranger programs & walks, campfire programs, living history & events that assist in preserving & interpreting the Gettysburg Battle.

717-334-1124 ext- 80

1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100,
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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Coming March 2016...a unique shopping experience where every item has a story. Explore our diverse selection of Civil War relics, ancient artifacts, handcrafted jewelry, artwork, gifts and much, much more! Artifact at 777...where history matters.

717-339-7081

777 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Learn about the Gettysburg Battlefield from an expert Licensed Battlefield Guide aboard our Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours!

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

778 Baltimore Street,
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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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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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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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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Civil War living historians who portray the Lees.

717-337-2199 610-683-8861

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