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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...

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.

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2 West Main Street,
New Freedom , PA 17349

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

Guiding visitors for over 100 years! Step back in time in the comfort of your own vehicle and let your Licensed Battlefield Guide bring to life one of history's most famous battles.

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A self-guided walking tour along the streets where soldiers fought, civilians lived and President Lincoln paraded to the National Cemetery in 1863.

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1560 Fairfield Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

A preservation society located in one of Gettysburg's premier historic buildings offering an event venue, Underground Railroad Tours, a variety of educational programs, an October Barn Tour, and a Salvage Warehouse for those "do it yourselfers".

717-334-5185 717-339-9047

The Historic G.A.R. Building,
53 E. Middle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325

The 1863 Gettysburg civilians: Hear their stories! Experience the drama of being caught in the crossfire!

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Visit the place where Abraham Lincoln first set foot in Gettysburg to deliver his Gettysburg Address in November 1863. Discover the many lives of Gettysburg’s historic railroad station.

717-338-1243

35 Carlisle Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Places Through Time Living History has been providing high quality, specially-crafted historical interpretations for almost 20 years. And our newest endeavor, Tea and History, allows visitors to experience the sumptuous Victorian teas of the 19th century.

717-398-2684

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.

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888 Hanover Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Learn about the Gettysburg Battlefield from an expert Licensed Battlefield Guide aboard our Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours!

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778 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

724-879-4241

Horseback Rides on the Gettysburg Battlefield. The most amazing Licensed Guided Battlefield Tour on Horseback in Gettysburg! We are Gettysburg National Military Park permitted and authorized and tour with Licensed Battlefield Guides. A Unique and amazing Battlefield Experience.

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Youth Group Campground Entrance, McMillan Woods ,
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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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

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

The official start to your Gettysburg visit. See the film, A New Birth of Freedom. Experience the sights and sounds of Pickett's Charge in the Gettysburg Cyclorama. Explore the interactive exhibits in the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War. Tour the battlefield with a Licensed Guide.

717-338-1243 877-874-2478

1195 Baltimore Pike,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Visit Gettysburg, Learn some History. Take Home Memories! One and two hour Battlefield Carriage Tours. Licensed Battlefield Guides, slow speed, only 10 guests, allows you to be part of the discussion! Join us for a town walking tour for history of the in-town Battle.

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297 Steinwehr Avenue,
The Gettysburg Heritage Center, Gettysburg, PA 17325

History and Haunts takes pride in bringing Gettysburg to you with detailed accounts of the great battle and the paranormal side, all in one.

717-521-2429

5 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

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Jack's Mountain Road,
Fairfield, PA 17320

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

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