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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...

Witness the Battle of Gettysburg from two unique perspectives – the civilians who called it home, and the soldiers on the battlefield. The story of the battle comes to life through both museum displays, and the battlefield orientation film, "Gettysburg Animated Map", produced by the Civil War Trust.

717-334-6245

297 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

717-337-0733

208 Baltimore St.,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

See the entire 6,000 acre battlefield at one time at the Gettysburg Diorama.

717-334-6408

241 Steinwehr Avenue,
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

The self-guided tour takes you through Adams County's historic interests, natural beauty & rolling orchards covering over 36 miles around Gettysburg.

717-334-6274 1-800-337-5015

1560 Fairfield Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Discover your long-ago relative, explore Adams County's past and our rich cultural heritage with the Adams County Historical Society.

717-334-4723 ext- 20

368 Springs Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

The Musical Tribute Show that you have been waiting for.

301-933-4333

The Hanover Area Historical Society protects and promotes the historical heritage of the greater Hanover area. The Society acquires, preserves and provides access to historical buildings and sites and to artifacts and archives that have historical significance to the Hanover area.

717-362-3207 717-637-6413

21 Baltimore Street,
Hanover, PA 17331

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

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

Guiding visitors for over 100 years! Step back in time in the comfort of your own vehicle and let your Licensed Battlefield Guide bring to life one of history's most famous battles.

717-337-1709 877-874-2478

Coming in mid August 2019! Download our "Gettysburg: A Nation Divided" app - a wonderful way to bring history to life and learn about the battle of Gettysburg and the people who were there. The app uses the latest mixed reality technologies and platforms to create an immersive historical experience.

844-224-7669 210-245-7543

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

A once a year three-day reenactment event with different exciting battles each day, live mortar fire, living history, Sutler village and great food.

717-338-1525

965 Pumping Station Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

A self-guided walking tour along the streets where soldiers fought, civilians lived and President Lincoln paraded to the National Cemetery in 1863.

717-334-6274 1-800-337-5015

1560 Fairfield Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

717-624-8154

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

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

724-879-4241

Northern Central Railway–Steam into History is an excursion railroad that offers an authentic experience where you can meet presidents and generals, experience the Wild West, enjoy the beautiful countryside and ride along the very rails that helped build and save our nation.

717-942-2370

2 West Main Street,
New Freedom , PA 17349

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