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My Gettysburg Address

November 13, 2019

My Gettysburg Address

On Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered 272 words that not only helped dedicate Gettysburg’s Soldiers’ National Cemetery, ... Read This Story

Take a Walk in President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Footsteps

October 25, 2018

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a 272-word speech to dedicate a new National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the site of the three day Battle of Gettysburg. Although both his time in Gettysburg and the speech that he made were brief, his words have echoed throughout history and his Gettysburg Address has become one of the most recognized and well-known speeches in American history. Today, you can not only witness Lincoln’s impact throughout the town of Gettysburg, you can actually walk in his footsteps. Check out these five locations to walk in Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg footsteps!

Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad ... Read This Story

Road Cycling in Adams County

September 20, 2018

If you are into road cycling and haven’t been to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to ride – here is your invitation. The area offers not only incredible historical experiences and exciting culinary and craft beverage scenes, it also boasts some fantastic road cycling opportunities. Aside from the very bikeable Gettysburg National Military Park, there are endless country roads surrounding the town of Gettysburg that provide stunning scenery and fun cycling. While the route possibilities are seemingly endless, here are three routes to get you inspired for your Gettysburg road cycling adventure. Each route below includes a map, cue sheet, description of the ... Read This Story

10 “Instagrammable” Spots in Gettysburg

August 22, 2018

10 “Instagrammable” Spots in Gettysburg

With its remarkable history, gorgeous countryside views and spunky personality, the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is ... Read This Story

Making the Most of Gettysburg in a Day

July 10, 2018

Making the Most of Gettysburg in a Day

For most travelers, Gettysburg is a place that takes at least a few ... Read This Story

Which Gettysburg Civil War General are you?

June 21, 2018

Which Gettysburg Civil War General are you?

When listening to Licensed Battlefield Guides and rangers talk about Civil War generals that fought ... Read This Story

Where to Find Living History in Gettysburg

May 24, 2018

Where to Find Living History in Gettysburg

One of the best ways to experience history is to watch it come alive ... Read This Story

Seven Great Gettysburg Battlefield Hikes & Walks

April 5, 2018

Seven Great Gettysburg Battlefield Hikes & Walks

There is an abundance of ways to tour Gettysburg National Military Park. Each place ... Read This Story

The Irish Gettysburg: Whiskey, the Wheatfield and the Wolfhound

March 8, 2018

The Irish Gettysburg: Whiskey, the Wheatfield and the Wolfhound

Irish pride is everywhere in Gettysburg. From the hallowed grounds of the ... Read This Story

How well do you know Gettysburg’s women’s history?

February 28, 2018

How well do you know Gettysburg’s women’s history?

The women of Gettysburg endured quite a few hardships during the summer of ... Read This Story

The Stories of Gettysburg’s Black Citizens

February 1, 2018

The Stories of Gettysburg’s Black Citizens

The American Civil War left quite an impression on Gettysburg, even though our history touches ... Read This Story

10 Travel Tips for Your Vacation to Gettysburg

January 25, 2018

Your first trip to Gettysburg can often be full of questions… Where do I start? How long should I stay? Where should I eat? Gettysburg has so much to offer, and it can often be difficult to plan your trip if you haven’t traveled here before, or you haven’t visited since that 7th grade field trip you took when you were in school.

Destination Gettysburg is here to help! We asked our veteran Gettysburg visitors for their best Gettysburg travel advice. Check out their travel tips and suggestions.

1. “Start at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Explore the ... Read This Story

How well do you know Gettysburg’s Civil War history?

January 17, 2018

How well do you know Gettysburg’s Civil War history?

In the past 155 years, millions of visitors have walked the battlegrounds ... Read This Story

Don’t Miss these 10 Sunset Views in Gettysburg

November 2, 2017

Don’t Miss these 10 Sunset Views in Gettysburg

Anyone who has been to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania will tell you that the sunsets ... Read This Story

Seven Secrets of the Gettysburg Battlefield

September 29, 2017

Seven Secrets of the Gettysburg Battlefield

By Carl Whitehill – In my 10 years in Gettysburg, I’ve met some amazing folks ... Read This Story

Historic Dining in Gettysburg

September 8, 2017

Historic Dining in Gettysburg

The history of Gettysburg is undoubtedly one of the biggest draws to the area. It can be ... Read This Story

Homeschool Field Trip to Gettysburg: 7 Spots You Don’t Want to Miss

August 24, 2017

Homeschool Field Trip to Gettysburg: 7 Spots You Don’t Want to Miss

It’s that time of year again when school starts ... Read This Story

Fifteen Places Every History Buff Should Visit in Gettysburg

August 3, 2017

History is certainly everywhere in Gettysburg – through the streets, inside the buildings around town and out into the farm fields where war broke out more than 154 years ago. As one of the most visited historic destinations in America, Gettysburg attracts visitors from around the world to learn, to reflect and to remember those tragic three days in 1863.

But Gettysburg’s history doesn’t begin or end with the American Civil War. Today, the town remembers history of several eras – some that pre-date the epic battle, and others more modern.

At the same time, history buffs clamor to learn more, to ... Read This Story

10 Must-Dos on Your First Visit to Gettysburg

July 14, 2017

10 Must-Dos on Your First Visit to Gettysburg

So you’re planning your first trip to Gettysburg, where do you start? With ... Read This Story

10 Ways you know you’re from Adams County

May 3, 2017

If you’re from Adams County, Pennsylvania, or have lived here for most of your life, there are a few things that you know to be true. We love our farmlands, we love our history and we love our heritage. Check out our list of ways you know you were born and raised in Adams County.

1. You know spring has arrived by the fruit blossoms.

Cherries, peaches, apricots, plums and of course, apples, are abundant in Adams County. Spring officially arrives when each blossom has bloomed. If you happen to be from the northern parts of Adams County, you can tell what ... Read This Story

Top Five Spots for Vegetarian Dining in Gettysburg

April 10, 2017

Top Five Spots for Vegetarian Dining in Gettysburg

Going out to eat as a vegetarian can sometimes be a bit stressful, ... Read This Story

Four Presidential Places in Gettysburg

February 12, 2015

Four Presidential Places in Gettysburg

Abraham Lincoln, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, these historic figures have greatly ... Read This Story

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