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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…

Living history portrayals: James Maclay, Civil War and Gettysburg veteran, and George Washington, our first president. Music performances: Popular songs from the American Civil War and Colonial America. Acting, Dramatic Reading, Poetry Reading, and Public Speaking.

717-357-6082

2 Leyland Court ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

James Hayney is a veteran actor with a life-long fascination with the 16th president.

717-763-6858

37 West 19th Street ,
Camp Hill , PA 17011

The Lincoln Highway, our nation’s first coast-to-coast highway, marked the birth of popular American tourism – vacationing by automobile.

724-879-4241

Route 30 , PA

Get your Irish on in Gettysburg at the annual Adams County Irish Festival held the third Saturday of July at the Moose Park of Gettysburg.

PO Box 3492 ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

See one of the most extensive private collections of artifacts from the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, Presidencies and Pop Culture.

717-337-2035

219 Baltimore Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Let us guide your taste buds through a historic and savory journey throughout Gettysburg as we visit unique eateries, wineries and breweries and experience the food, rich history and culture in a way that only Gettysburg can offer.

717-688-9584

Chambersburg Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Come tour the Historic Daniel Lady Farm, which served as a Confederate staging area during the three-day battle and a field hospital afterwards. Open weekends. Also watch for special living history events listed in the events section, including battle reenactments during the summer and fall.

240-469-8642

888 Hanover Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

An old time baseball festival the 3rd weekend in July played by the rules and customs and using the same style equipment and uniforms from 1864.

410-967-7482

965 Pumping Station Road ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Join us here at the Farnsworth House for historical and ghost presentations. Tour one of the most haunted inns in America during a ghost tour or paranormal investigation, or take an interactive history tour in Camp Tiger, our Civil War camp located right on property!

717-334-8838

401 Baltimore Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Interactive exhibits, outdoor interpretive walking trail and free scavenger hunts available at the ticket counter.

717-339-1300

111 Seminary Ridge ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Civil War living historians who portray the Lees.

717-337-2199

240 Knoxlyn Road ,
Gettysburg , PA 17235

The Shriver family homestead for 6 generations. Tour this museum complex consisting of the main house and award-winning grist mill.

410-848-2288

3311 Littlestown Pike ,
Westminster , MD 21158

Steinwehr is home to restaurants, lodging, specialty retail, gift & souvenir shops, museums, history centers, art galleries, tours, & living history.

717-337-1698

Steinwehr Avenue ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Visit Gettysburg. Learn some history. Bring home memories! We offer horseback rides on the Gettysburg Battlefield and battlefield and town horse-drawn carriage tours. Tour the Gettysburg Battlefield with Licensed Battlefield Guides on walking tours or private car tours- same day availability!

717-476-7428

Carriages: 297 Steinwehr Avenue, Horseback: Youth Camp Entrance, McMillan Woods ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Tour the historic Gettysburg Battlefield on horseback – hourly trail rides and narrated tours along the scenic trails of the Gettysburg National Park.No better way to see the Battlefield than on the back of an amazing horse!

717-253-6300

Tours begin at McMillan Woods Youth Campground, West Confederate Avenue ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Understand the Gettysburg Campaign through this multi-state tour which begins in Virginia and follows the armies through Maryland into Gettysburg.

1195 Baltimore Pike, Destination Gettysburg Visitor Information Desk ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Constructed in 1894 by Joseph Smith, this Burr-truss covered bridge is the only covered bridge in Adams County still used for daily traffic.

717-334-6274

Jack's Mountain Road ,
Fairfield , PA 17320

Tours of the Gettysburg Battlefield and area using Segway Personal Transporters(TM) and Licensed Battlefield Guides.

717-253-7987

22 Springs Avenue ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Walk in Lincoln’s footsteps in this free-to-visit museum featuring a self-guided tour, exhibits and artifacts relating to Lincoln and the railroad’s role in the history of Gettysburg. Stand where Lincoln arrived in Gettysburg on Nov. 18, 1863, the evening before delivering the Gettysburg Address.

717-334-0655

35 Carlisle Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

In 1802, Elizabeth Ann Seton was a loving wife and mother. Within two years, her husband’s business failed, and he died. Just 29 years old, she was a widow, single mother of five, and bankrupt. Discover how she faced these challenges, thrived, and went on to become the first American-born saint.

301-447-6981

339 S. Seton Avenue ,
Emmitsburg , MD 21727

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