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 Gettysburg Diorama and The Spirit of Gettysburg have joined forces at the Gettysburg History Center. Check out this two-in-one ticketed attraction!
A must before your battlefield tour, visit the Gettysburg Diorama for a special 30-minute program. The three-day Battle can be confusing, the Diorama will make your driving tour of the Battlefield more understandable. See the entire battlefield in 3-D miniature as you hear the story of the three-day battle and how it progressed. Over 20,000 hand-painted miniatures bring the Battle of Gettysburg alive with a sound and light show describing the battle. Miniature vinyettes surrounding the Diorama show close up detail of Generals' headquarters and specific battles. In our museum you will view rare artifacts, the living face mask of Abraham Lincoln, a block from the World Trade Center and a collection of fine art. Learn and visualize the Battle as it is beautifully and dramatically narrated with light and sound effects. Great for school groups! Click here to view a video of the Diorama.
The Spirit of Gettysburg is conveniently located in the bottom level of the Gettysburg History Center. Step back in time at The Spirit of Gettysburg and stand face to face with those whose roles shaped and created the Battle of Gettysburg. Meet General Robert E. Lee as he shares his thoughts on his decision to launch Pickett's Charge. Hear Jennie Wade tell of her last moments in her sister's home on Cemetery Hill. Watch President Lincoln as he relates his story and concern for the momentous battle taking place in Gettysburg. See Joshua Chamberlain as he sends the 20th Maine down Little Round Top and into the history of America. Witness Generals Longstreet, Pickett and Armistead discuss what will take place on July 3rd, 1863. Walk through Pickett's Charge and enlighten your senses as the battle unfolds around you. Enjoy a magnificent museum display of weapons and equipment of the Civil War. A Gettysburg experience like no other!
We also suggest you journey further through the history of our nation and explore the Lincoln Train Museum a block from us on Steinwehr Avenue. We sell various packages with all these locations for your convenience.