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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…

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

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

Experience ranger programs & walks, campfire programs, living history & events that assist in preserving & interpreting the Gettysburg Battle.

717-334-1124 ext. 80

1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100 ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Adjacent to the Battlefield, President Eisenhower’s home and farm served as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders.

717-338-9114 x4411

1195 Baltimore Pike. Suite 100, Shuttle Service Only ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

A once a year three-day reenactment event with different exciting battles each day, live mortar fire, living history, Sutler village and great food.

717-338-1525

965 Pumping Station Road ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Travel back in time with a guide dressed in period attire as you walk through the Shrivers’ meticulously restored 1860 home to learn the other side of the Battle of Gettysburg – how families and their homes were affected during and after the battle that ravaged this historic town.

717-337-2800

309 Baltimore Street ,
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

Join the Grants and explore the past in our unique fashion. We cannot go back in time but you are cordially invited to join us in our interpretative presentation. Our program explores the inner, emotional worlds of Ulysses and Julia Grant.

717-799-6806

40 Bryan Court ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Take a historic church walking tour of eight downtown Gettysburg churches featuring the battle and its aftermath, hospital scenes and heroic civilian nurses.

717-337-0733

208 Baltimore St. ,
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 self-guided walking tour along the streets where soldiers fought, civilians lived and President Lincoln paraded to the National Cemetery in 1863.

717-334-6274

1560 Fairfield Road ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Our Famous Washington D.C. Tour Our Nation's Capital, Washington D.C. is just a short ride from historic Gettysburg. See it in a day with the Stars and Stripes Tour! It is the perfect complement to your Gettysburg vacation or a fun day trip.

877-723-1863

Pick-up locations at selected Gettysburg hotels, and campgrounds ,
York Springs , PA 17372

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

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

717-334-6408

241 Steinwehr Avenue ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

The 1863 Gettysburg Civilians: Hear their stories! Experience their drama! Knowledgeable, period-attired guides bring Gettysburg’s history alive.

717-624-8154

65 W. Middle Street, Tour information available ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Guiding visitors for over 100 years! Step back in time in the comfort of your own vehicle and let your Licensed Battlefield Guide bring to life one of history’s most famous battles.

717-337-1709

241 Steinwehr Avenue ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Tour the Battlefield in your vehicle. Completely updated. Available on dual CD’s with map included. Soldiers’ National Cemetery included.

717-655-5068

See Below ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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