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Li’l Lincoln in Gettysburg

He’s little, he’s fun… and oh so photogenic! Take Li’l Lincoln along with you on all of your Gettysburg adventures!

Be sure to post your Li’l Lincoln photos to social media and participate in our monthly #LilLincoln Instagram contest! All that you need to do to enter is take Li’l Lincoln with you on your trip to Gettysburg and snap some photos. Post your favorites to Instagram using the hashtag #LilLincoln. We’ll choose one #LilLincoln photo winner at the end of each month!

Visit our website to download and print your own Li’l Lincoln before your trip, or visit the Destination Gettysburg information desk at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center to pick him up once you are here. The sky is the limit on where you take your #LilLincon in Gettysburg photos, but check out the spots below for some Li’l Lincoln photo inspiration to get you started! Snap photos with Li’l Lincoln while…

Visiting the battlefield’s monuments and markers

See as many of the more than 1,400 monuments and markers at Gettysburg National Military Park as you can, including the largest one – the Pennsylvania Monument. Insider tip: take Li’l Lincoln all the way to the top – the views are so worth it!

Roaming off the beaten path

It may be off the beaten path, but head to Sachs Covered Bridge with Li’l Lincoln for a photo at this iconic spot on your trip to Gettysburg. Used by both Union and Confederate Troops during the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, the bridge is as historic as it is photogenic.

Discovering Authentic Adams County

Discover the flavors and culture of authentic Adams County with a trip to Adams County’s many farm markets. Take Li’l Lincoln along to find fresh and seasonal produce, handmade treats, unique art and more.

Touring the battlefield

Take Li’l Lincoln along as you tour the historic battlefield. There are many ways to tour the battlefield – here are 10 to check out – so pick your favorite, and take Li’l Lincoln along for the ride!

Getting lost in a museum

Take Li’l Lincoln along as you learn about Gettysburg’s civilian stories, the Battle of Gettysburg and a variety of historical periods and topics at the many museums that call Gettysburg home.

Exploring downtown Gettysburg

Gettysburg’s downtown is as charming as it is historic. Take Li’l Lincoln along as you explore the shops, cafes, wineries and boutiques that make up downtown Gettysburg.

Getting a taste of Gettysburg’s culinary scene

Time for a break for you and Li’l Lincoln as you fuel your adventures with delicious food. Depending on your tastes, try Gettysburg’s historic dining, outdoor dining, casual or upscale dining.

Learning about Lincoln’s visit to Gettysburg

History abounds in Gettysburg, including when you step off the battlefield. President Abraham Lincoln made a historic visit to Gettysburg in November 1863 to dedicate the new Soldiers’ National Cemetery and recite what would become known as the Gettysburg Address. Learn about Lincoln’s visit to town – including his stay at the David Wills House in downtown Gettysburg. You can also learn about Gettysburg’s other presidential history while you’re here – check out these 5 places to walk in President Dwight Eisenhower’s Gettysburg footsteps.

Relaxing with a craft beverage

After a day of exploring Gettysburg, it’s time to kick back and relax with a beverage. Luckily, Adams County has a thriving craft beverage scene and it’s easy and fun to discover it with the Adams County Pour Tour. Follow the map of the craft beverage trail and try the area’s craft beer, wine, hard cider, spirits and mead. Be sure to get your Adams County Pour Tour passport stamped along the way to keep track of what you’ve tried and to earn prizes!

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