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Living History

Living History

When history comes alive, it lives with you forever.

The best way to experience history is to watch it come alive in first person presentations and encampments. Whether you are hosting a group and are looking for a private presentation or interacting with living historians at events, meeting a famous general or even a common civilian will take you back 150 years.

Spring through fall, visitors are invited to walk through soldiers camps at local museums and on the grounds of the National Park to interact and watch demonstrations. 

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

“Volunteers Needed - Join the Army!” by HistoryAndLeadership: In the Audience-Participation Program, you learn the skills used by Civil War soldiers on the Battlefield of Gettysburg

410-842-3692 717-420-2222

Experience this unique, one-man show featuring Civil War-era magic, as performed by Civil War-Era magician, Professor Kerrigan, in both Close-up and Parlor formats.

717-642-9116

By Reservation,
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

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

Tour the Battlefield at the speed of History with talented and knowledgeable Living Historians. Please call to arrange groups of 6 or more to Ride with History!

866-907-0633 717-476-7428

McMillian Woods Youth Campground - Right turn off ,
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James Hayney is a veteran actor with a life-long fascination with the 16th president.

717-763-6858 717-991-1578

Take a historic church walking tour of 8 downtown Gettysburg churches featuring the battle & its aftermath, hospital scenes & heroic civilian nurses.

717-337-1718

208 Baltimore St.,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

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

Civil War living historians who portray the Lees.

717-337-2199 610-683-8861

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

Travel through Gettysburg's Historic District with a costumed guide and step back in time to when battle threatened the safety of this once quiet town.

717-624-8154

65 W. Middle Street,
Tour information available, 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

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

Join us here at the Farnsworth House for historical and ghost presentations. Tour one of the most haunted Inns in America during a ghost tour or paranormal investigation, or take an interactive history tour in Camp Tiger, our Civil War Camp located right on property!

717-334-8838

401 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

The Daniel Lady Farm, headquarters for the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association, played an important role in the three-day battle of Gettysburg.

240-469-8642 717-338-1776

888 Hanover Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

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

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

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