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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…

A preservation society located in one of Gettysburg’s premier historic buildings offering an event venue, Underground Railroad Tours, a variety of educational programs, an October Barn Tour, and a Salvage Warehouse for those “do it yourselfers”.

717-334-5185

The Historic G.A.R. Building, 53 E. Middle Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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

548 Baltimore Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Explore Gettysburg. The battlefield is vast. The names are legendary. The experience is humbling. Go prepared. Start your visit here. Begin with the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience. Tour the Battlefield in a bus or car tour with a Licensed Guide. Join National Park Service programs and talks.

717-334-2436

1195 Baltimore Pike ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

The Rupp House History Center tells the story of civilian life during and after the Battle of Gettysburg. See, hear and feel how the 1863 battle and its aftermath impacted the John Rupp family and their Gettysburg neighbors. Join us for hands-on history, living historians, Civil War programs, family activities and special events.

717-338-1243

451 Baltimore Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Best known as the house where President Abraham Lincoln stayed prior to delivering the Gettysburg Address, the David Wills House features a National Park Service seven-gallery interactive museum relating the story of Wills, Lincoln’s visit and the Gettysburg Address.

717-334-2499

8 Lincoln Square ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Northern Central Railway is an excursion railroad that offers an authentic experience where you can meet presidents and generals, experience the Wild West, enjoy the beautiful countryside and ride along the very rails that helped build and save our nation.

717-942-2370

2 West Main Street ,
New Freedom , PA 17349

Witness the Battle of Gettysburg from two unique perspectives – the civilians who called it home, and the soldiers on the battlefield. The story of the battle comes to life through both museum displays, and the battlefield orientation film, “Gettysburg Animated Map”, produced by the American Battlefield Trust.

717-334-6245

297 Steinwehr Avenue ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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

1-877-680-8687

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

We offer real history with a fun twist. The soldiers are cats, but the details are historically accurate and to-scale, from uniforms to regimental strengths. Each diorama portrays a specific point in time, helping historian and novice alike see events of 150 years ago.

717-420-5273

785 Baltimore St ,
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

Take a ride back in time and experience the thrill of touring Gettysburg National Military Park on a bicycle using guidebooks and digital maps designed for adventurous history lovers.

154 Cobblestone Court Drive, #110 ,
Victor , NY 14564

Coming in Spring of 2020! Download the “Gettysburg: A Nation Divided” AR 360 app to bring history to life and learn about the Battle of Gettysburg and the people who were there. The app uses the latest mixed reality technologies and platforms to create an immersive historical experience.

844-224-7669

1035 Austin Highway ,
San Antonio , TX 78209

The Hanover Area Historical Society protects and promotes the historical heritage of the greater Hanover area. The Society acquires, preserves and provides access to historical buildings and sites and to artifacts and archives that have historical significance to the Hanover area.

717-362-3207

21 Baltimore Street ,
Hanover , PA 17331

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

A non-profit organization dedicated to preservation, conservation and education, as it pertains to East Berlin and outlying areas.

717-259-0822

332 West King Street ,
East Berlin , PA 17316

1863 Escape Room gives its participants the opportunity to solve a Civil War mystery within one hour. As the suspense, excitement, and intrigue build, you will work as a team using your best intuition, instinct, and logic to become a “hero” before time runs out. Proudly located in historic downtown!

717-420-2409

344 Baltimore Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Discover the history of Gettysburg’s African American citizens and those who impacted the history of Gettysburg on this self-guided tour in and around Gettysburg.

Throughout the area ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

The Musical Tribute Show that you have been waiting for.

301-933-4333

1816 Snowdrop Lane ,
Silver Spring , MD 20906

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

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