Yes we have a famous battlefield to tour by car, bicycle, horseback, and even on foot but we boast a wealth of activities beyond those historic acres.
With adventures to suit every budget, Gettysburg and Adams County businesses offer plenty of packages to help visitors create their dream vacations.
The 1863 home of the John Rupp family, the Rupp House History Center tells the story of civilian life during and after the Battle of Gettysburg.
Cannon thunder on the outskirts of town. Soldiers gather outside your front door. What would you do?
John and Caroline Rupp lived here with their six children ranging in ages from six months to 13 years. As the Battle of Gettysburg broke out, John’s father took Caroline and the children to his home, about eight blocks away in a perilous journey through a town occupied by soldiers. Meanwhile, as Union and Confederate troops exchanged gunfire through the house, John stayed behind at the home and took refuge in the cellar until the battle ended.
See, hear and feel how the battle and its aftermath impacted the Rupp family and their Gettysburg neighbors.
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