Yes we have a famous battlefield to tour by car, bicycle, horseback, and even on foot but we boast a wealth of activities beyond those historic acres.
From historic taverns to ethnic cuisine, farm-to-table dining to unique edibles, the tastes of Gettysburg are sure to please every palate.
With adventures to suit every budget, Gettysburg and Adams County businesses offer plenty of packages to help visitors create their dream vacations.
The National Civil War Museum is offering its 2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series of 12 free lectures to the public. Learn about a variety of historical topics with special speakers each week. The 2019 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries. Presentations will be held in our Education Gallery, first floor.
February 23 - “Wearing Both Blue and Gray: Five Men who Fought on Both Sides during the Civil War” with National Civil War Museum CEO, Wayne E. Motts.
March 23 - "The Whole Civil War in 45 Minutes” with Garry Adelman, Director of History and Education for the Civil War Trust.
April 6 - “Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the U.S. Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps” with Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor, Assistant Professor of History, University of Kentucky.
May 11 - “Heading Home: The Army of Northern Virginia in the Wake of Surrender” with Dr. Caroline E. Janney, Professor of History, University of Virginia.
?June 8 - “Mississippi and the Care of Confederate Veterans” with Dr. Susannah Ural, Professor of History, University of Southern Mississippi.
July 27 - “Manufacturing for our Masters: Slave Labor, the Tredegar Iron Works and the Confederate War Effort” with Dr. Mary DeCredico, Professor of History, United States Naval Academy.
August 24 - “Lincoln in the Atlantic World” with Dr. Louise L. Stevenson, Professor of History and American Studies, Franklin and Marshall College.
September 21 - “The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy” with Dr. Lorien Foote, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies History Department, Texas A&M University.
October 19 - “Civil War Logistics: A Study of Military Transportation” with Dr. Earl J. Hess, Professor of History, Lincoln Memorial University.
November 16 - “Decisions at Gettysburg: The Nineteen Critical Decisions that Define the Battle” with Colonel Matt Spruill, III, USA Ret.
December 14 - “Sunday School Connections to Underground RR in Harrisburg” with Historian Calobe Jackson, Historical Society of Dauphin County Board Member and Historian.