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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 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

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

James Hayney is a veteran actor with a life-long fascination with the 16th president.

717-763-6858 717-991-1578

Civil War living historians who portray the Lees.

717-337-2199 610-683-8861

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

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

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.

717-688-9584 888-252-5622

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

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 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

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

Make Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center your first stop and we'll make your visit to Gettysburg epic.

717-338-1243 1-866-889-1243

1195 Baltimore Pike,
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

Gettysburg's newest historical attraction brings to life the three days that changed the course of the civil war. Stand face to face with those whose roles shaped and created the Battle of Gettysburg and sense the purpose and spirit of those who here gave their lives that this nation might live.

717-334-1265

241 Steinwehr 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

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

571 W. Middle Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

History and Haunts takes pride in bringing Gettysburg to you with detailed accounts of the great battle and the paranormal side, all in one.

717-521-2429

5 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

Primary and secondary resource material for researching county history.

717-334-4723 ext- 20

368 Springs Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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