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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...

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

An old time baseball festival the 3rd weekend in July played by the rules and customs and using the same style equipment and uniforms from 1864.

410-967-7482

965 Pumping Station Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Our Famous Washington D.C. Tour Our Nation's Capital, Washington D.C. is just a short ride from historic Gettysburg. See it in a day with the Stars and Stripes Tour! It is the perfect complement to your Gettysburg vacation or a fun day trip.

877-723-1863 717-528-1660

Pick-up locations at selected Gettysburg hotels,
and campgrounds, York Springs, PA 17372

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

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

A once a year three-day reenactment event with different exciting battles each day, live mortar fire, living history, Sutler village and great food.

717-338-1525

965 Pumping Station Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

1-877-680-8687 717-334-6296

778 Baltimore Street,
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

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

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

The Musical Tribute Show that you have been waiting for.

301-933-4333

James Hayney is a veteran actor with a life-long fascination with the 16th president.

717-763-6858 717-991-1578

See the entire 6,000 acre battlefield at one time at the Gettysburg Diorama.

717-334-6408

241 Steinwehr Avenue,
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

Hear the authentic stories of this church hospital, where doctors and local citizen-nurses worked valiantly to comfort and save 140 wounded and dying soldiers.

717-334-5212 717-334-4958

30 Chambersburg 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

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

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

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