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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...

Coming in Spring of 2020! Download the "Gettysburg: A Nation Divided" AR 360 app to bring history to life and learn about the Battle of Gettysburg and the people who were there. The app uses the latest mixed reality technologies and platforms to create an immersive historical experience.

844-224-7669 210-245-7543

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

Civil War living historians who portray the Lees.

717-337-2199 610-683-8861

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

Let us guide your taste buds through a savory journey around Gettysburg, visiting seven unique eateries covering just under one mile of non-continuous walking.

717-688-9584 888-252-5622

Tour the Battlefield in your vehicle. Completely updated. Available on dual CD's with map included. Soldiers' National Cemetery included.

717-655-5068

See Below,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

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

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

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

717-334-6274 800-337-5015

Water Works Road,
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

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

Take a ride back in time and experience the thrill of touring Gettysburg National Military Park on a bicycle using guidebooks and digital maps designed for adventurous history lovers.

The Hanover Area Historical Society protects and promotes the historical heritage of the greater Hanover area. The Society acquires, preserves and provides access to historical buildings and sites and to artifacts and archives that have historical significance to the Hanover area.

717-362-3207 717-637-6413

21 Baltimore Street,
Hanover, PA 17331

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

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

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

A town changed forever! Dead and dying soldiers lying everywhere. Walk the streets of Gettysburg with a Licensed Town Historian/Guide and hear the civilians' experiences of life in Gettysburg before, during and after the Battle. Venture to Gettysburg's seldom seen places. Experience Lincoln's visit.

717-253-5737

Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station,
35 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325

In 1802, Elizabeth Ann Seton was a loving wife and mother. Within two years, her husband’s business failed, and he died. Just 29 years old, she was a widow, single mother of five, and bankrupt. Discover how she faced these challenges, thrived, and went on to become the first American-born saint.

301-447-6606 301-447-6004

339 South Seton Avenue,
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Constructed in 1894 by Joseph Smith, this Burr-truss covered bridge is the only covered bridge in Adams County still used for daily traffic.

717-334-6274 800-337-5015

Jack's Mountain Road,
Fairfield, PA 17320

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