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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...

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

A free, self-guided tour takes of a small town, just 20-minutes east of Gettysburg. Allow approximately 60-minutes to complete the tour.

800-337-5015 717-334-6274

1560 Fairfield Road,
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

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

We offer real history with a fun twist. The soldiers are cats, but the details are historically accurate and to-scale, from uniforms to regimental strengths. Each diorama portrays a specific point in time, helping historian and novice alike see events of 150 years ago.

717-420-5273

785 Baltimore St,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Start your Gettysburg visit here. Familiarize yourself with the Battle of Gettysburg. See the film A New Birth of Freedom. Experience the historic Cyclorama painting with light and sound effects. Explore the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War. Visit the battlefield with a Licensed Guide.

717-338-1243 877-874-2478

1195 Baltimore Pike,
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

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

1560 Fairfield Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Civil War living historians who portray the Lees.

717-337-2199 610-683-8861

Places Through Time Living History has been providing high quality, specially-crafted historical interpretations for almost 20 years. And our newest endeavor, Tea and History, allows visitors to experience the sumptuous Victorian teas of the 19th century.

717-398-2684

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

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

1560 Fairfield Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

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

Located in downtown Gettysburg, the David Wills House offers visitors a world-class museum experience that tells the story of Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address.

717-334-2499 877-874-2478

8 Lincoln Square,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

Visit Gettysburg, Learn some History. Take Home Memories! 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.

866-907-0633 7174767428

297 Steinwehr Avenue,
The Gettysburg Heritage Center, 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

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

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