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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…

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

Ride into history on a memorable and enjoyable tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield on our gentle and well-trained horses.

717-334-5100

610 Taneytown Road ,
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

Hear the authentic stories of this church hospital, where doctors and local citizen-nurses worked valiantly to comfort and save 140 wounded and dying soldiers.

717-334-5212

30 Chambersburg 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

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

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

Go beyond the Battle of Gettysburg – experience the powerful stories of local residents across 300 years of amazing local history. ACHS – the county historical society in Gettysburg – offers free programs, tours and special events for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

717-334-4723

368 Springs Avenue ,
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

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

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

See the entire 6,000 acre battlefield at one time at the Gettysburg Diorama.

717-334-6408

241 Steinwehr Avenue ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Civil War living historians who portray the Lees.

717-337-2199

240 Knoxlyn Road ,
Gettysburg , PA 17235

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

Located off Pumping Station Road, this bridge was used by both Union and Confederate Troops, visitors today can walk across the lattice bridge.

717-334-6274

Water Works Road ,
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

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

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

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

See and feel the emotions rise and fall as you embrace Bull Run, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Antietam and Gettysburg.

717-260-1861

1 Lincoln Circle At Reservoir Park ,
Harrisburg , PA 17103

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