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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...

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

30 Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

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

A unique shopping adventure where every item has a story. Explore our diverse selection of Civil War relics, ancient and medieval artifacts, handcrafted jewelry, artwork, historical paper, fossils, meteorites, gifts and much, much more! Artifact at 777... where history matters.

717-339-7081

777 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

The Musical Tribute Show that you have been waiting for.

301-933-4333

Actor, musician, living historian. Living history portrayals: James Maclay and George Washington. Music performances: Popular songs from Civil War and Colonial America and early music on lute and vihuela. Acting, Dramatic Reading, Poetry and Public Speaking.

717-357-6082

An old time baseball festival the 3rd weekend in July played by the rules and customs and using the same style equipment and uniforms from 1864.

410-967-7482

965 Pumping Station Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

The 1863 Gettysburg civilians: Hear their stories! Experience the drama of being caught in the crossfire!

717-624-8154

Travel back in time with a guide dressed in period attire as you walk through the Shrivers’ meticulously restored 1860 home to learn the other side of the Battle of Gettysburg - how families and their homes were affected during and after the battle that ravaged this historic town.

717-337-2800

309 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

One and two hour Battlefield Carriage Tours. Licensed Battlefield Guides, slow speed, only 10 guests, allows you to be part of the discussion! Join us for a town walking tour for history of the in-town Battle. November availability just added!

866-907-0633 7174767428

297 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg Heritage Center, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Interactive exhibits, outdoor interpretive walking trail, free scavenger hunts available at the ticket counter.

717-339-1300

111 Seminary Ridge,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Civil War living historians who portray the Lees.

717-337-2199 610-683-8861

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

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

Lincoln Square,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

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

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

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.

717-338-1243

35 Carlisle Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Tour the Battlefield in your vehicle. Completely updated. Available on dual CD's with map included. Soldiers' National Cemetery included.

717-655-5068

Various locations,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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