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.
Join us for a fun, FREE event for the entire family - National Civil War Museum Community FREE Day! As President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address encompassed the emotions of the American struggle, The National Civil War Museum portrays this struggle as a time line, from the issues straining the nation through the war's conclusion at Appomattox Court House.
10am: Presentation with Kelly Elaine Navies (Smithsonian Museum Specialist) speaking on Juneteenth
11am: Firing Demonstrations and Artillery Displays by Thompson's & Cooper's Battery
11:30am: Victorian Dance Ensemble hosting dances in the museum's rotunda area
12:45pm: Firing Demonstrations and Artillery Displays by Thompson's & Cooper's Battery
1:30pm: Abraham Lincoln (portrayed by James Hayney) - Abraham Lincoln Comes to Set the Record Straight: Lies, Legends & Myths
2:30pm Presentation with Michael Zucchero, author of Loyal Hearts: Histories of American Civil War Canines followed by a book signing
4pm Firing Demonstrations and Artillery Displays by Thompson's & Cooper's Battery
All Day: Children's Activities: including clothing station and coloring station