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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...

The Lincoln Highway, our nation’s first coast-to-coast highway, marked the birth of popular American tourism – vacationing by automobile.

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Northern Central Railway–Steam into History is an excursion railroad that offers an authentic experience where you can meet presidents and generals, experience the Wild West, enjoy the beautiful countryside and ride along the very rails that helped build and save our nation.

717-942-2370

2 West Main Street,
New Freedom , PA 17349

Bloodstains on the floor; soldier's initials etched in a doorway; Stonewall Jackson's old brigade occupied the Farm and attacked Culp's Hill from there. Period-dressed guides and surgeons take you through the history in the air at the Historic Daniel Lady Farm.

240-469-8642 717-338-1776

888 Hanover Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Tour the historic Gettysburg Battlefield on horseback - hourly trail rides and narrated tours along the scenic trails of the Gettysburg National Park.No better way to see the Battlefield than on the back of an amazing horse!

717-253-6300

Tours begin at McMillan Woods Youth Campground,
West Confederate Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Historical walking tours of the town of Gettysburg learning untold stories of the citizens and soldiers during and after the battle.

717-521-2429

5 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Preserving the heritage of over 200 years of firefighting from the Greater Hanover Area, this museum showcases historic memorabilia and equipment explaining the progression of firefighting throughout the years.

717-637-6674

134 East Hanover Street,
Hanover, PA 17331

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

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

Ride into history on a memorable and enjoyable tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield on our gentle and well-trained horses.

717-334-5100

610 Taneytown Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Join the Grants and explore the past in our unique fashion. We cannot go back in time but you are cordially invited to join us in our interpretative presentation. Our program explores the inner, emotional worlds of Ulysses and Julia Grant.

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Located off Pumping Station Road, this bridge was used by both Union and Confederate Troops, visitors today can walk across the lattice bridge.

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Water Works Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Understand the Gettysburg Campaign through this multi-state tour which begins in Virginia and follows the armies through Maryland into Gettysburg.

1195 Baltimore Pike,
Destination Gettysburg Visitor Information Desk, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Living history portrayals: James Maclay, Civil War and Gettysburg veteran, and George Washington, our first president. Music performances: Popular songs from the American Civil War and Colonial America. Acting, Dramatic Reading, Poetry Reading, and Public Speaking.

717-357-6082

Go beyond the Battle of Gettysburg - experience the powerful stories of local residents across 300 years of amazing local history. ACHS - the county historical society in Gettysburg - offers free programs, tours and special events for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

717-334-4723

368 Springs Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

View a collection of vintage racecars, artifacts, research library of rare books, and sport of auto racing documents & photos, plus a gift shop.

717-528-8279

100 Baltimore Road,
York Springs, PA 17372

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

Tour the Gettysburg battlefield with the Gettysburg Driving Tour App! GPS-enabled driving directions, audio and video allow you the flexibility to tour the battlefield at your own pace based on your preferences.

717-508-7793

Begins at National Park Visitor Center,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Visit Gettysburg. Learn some history. Bring home memories! We offer horseback rides on the Gettysburg Battlefield and battlefield and town horse-drawn carriage tours. Tour the Gettysburg Battlefield with Licensed Battlefield Guides on walking tours or private car tours- same day availability!

717-476-7428 866-907-0633

Carriages: 297 Steinwehr Avenue,
Horseback: Youth Camp Entrance, McMillan Woods, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Get your Irish on in Gettysburg at the annual Adams County Irish Festival held the third Saturday of July at the Moose Park of Gettysburg.

PO Box 3492,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Discover the history of Gettysburg's African American citizens and those who impacted the history of Gettysburg on this self-guided tour in and around Gettysburg.

Throughout the area,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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