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The Birth of Gettysburg Tourism

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Time: 7pm

Price: Free


Gettysburg Beyond the Battle Museum


This free program will air on the Adams County Historical Society Facebook page and will be presented by Historians Tim Smith and Andrew Dalton. The program will focus on early Gettysburg tourism, including topics like the Gettysburg Electric Trolley, Little Round Top Park and the Katalysine Springs Hotel:

Within days of the armies leaving Gettysburg, the town and surrounding areas were inundated with visitors. Many were here to help the wounded or recover the bodies of loved ones killed in the fighting, but many were sightseers. And as the weeks, months and years passed, the stream of early tourism only increased. But these visitors needed places to stay, to eat, and a guide for their travels across the battlefield. Coming out of the devastation of 1863, the local citizens responded, and the tourist industry was established.

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