Famous for the battle over the first three days of July 1863, history is alive and well in Gettysburg. Explore, examine and experience the history of the Civil War through battlefield tours, living history attractions and numerous museums.
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Explore Gettysburg. The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center is the official start to your Gettysburg visit. Begin with the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience. Tour the Battlefield with a Licensed Battlefield Guide. Connect with National Park Service Ranger programs.
Are you a hero? Find out at 1863 Escape Room in historic Downtown Gettysburg! Work as a team using your best intuition, instinct, and logic to solve a Civil War mystery within one hour before time runs out.
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.
Join us, June 9-14, 2023, for an exciting program featuring active battlefield experiences, lectures, and small-group discussions with leading Civil War scholars, including Harold Holzer, Peter Carmichael, Carol Reardon, Jennifer Murray, Jeffry Wert, Garry Adelman, and more!
Opening soon - Take a step back into history by taking a self-guided walking tour and experience the museum. Our history, presented “in our own words” as told by the generations of families who have lived and thrived in Gettysburg and Adams County prior to, during and after the Civil War.
Valentine Hall, Lutheran Seminary, 61 Seminary Ridge Gettysburg, PA 17325
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".
The Historic G.A.R. Building, 53 E. Middle 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.
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.
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. Hear the story of the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Two Hour Gettysburg historic town walking tours that showcase the civilians of Gettysburg who witnessed the horror of war, highlighting historic buildings and their importance. Rediscovering firsthand accounts describing civilian life and the musings of soldiers who tactically and tragically occupied the streets of Gettysburg in July 1863.
Three floors of immersive exhibits and stunning artifact displays, 10 original murals by renowned artist Dale Gallon commissioned exclusively for the museum, a mile-long interpretive battlefield walking trail, tours of the famous Cupola, and a perspective you will find nowhere else in Gettysburg.
The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania is committed to honoring the legacy and memory of President Abraham Lincoln and commemorating the Gettysburg Address during the annual Dedication Day ceremonies on November 19th in the Soldiers' National Cemetery.
While on site, tour the Historic Daniel Lady Farm house and barn, which served as a Confederate staging area during the three-day battle and a field hospital afterwards.
Home to the annual Reenactment and Living History Encampment held during the weekend of the anniversary of the battle.
See history come to life! Here at World War II American Experience, we take great pride in sharing the true experience the war had on Americans and how it affected their lives. The museum hosts an extensive collection of military vehicles and artifacts along with their stories. Visit us today!
845 Crooked Creek Road, PO Box 3062 Gettysburg, PA 17325
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.
The interactive adventure for young historians is Gettysburg's most-family friendly children's history museum. Explore the stories of Gettysburg through the words and experiences of children and young adults who lived here during the Battle of Gettysburg.
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!
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.
A town changed forever! Dead and dying soldiers lying everywhere. Walk the streets of Gettysburg with a Licensed Town 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.
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!
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.
In the summer of 1863, the people of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, endured unimaginable life-changing experiences during the 3-day battle. These tours tell the stories of the men and women of the town, their strength, resilience and courage, that inspire us today.
Meet at Unity Park, 37 Lefever St Gettysburg, PA 17325
Travel the historic fields of Gettysburg in the iconic, open air Double Decker Bus, or in the comfort of an air-conditioned guided tour bus. Watch history come alive through the eyes of a licensed battlefield guide. Enjoy a truly unique perspective into the three-day Battle of Gettysburg.
777 Baltimore Street Suite 100 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!
Tours begin at McMillan Woods Youth Campground, West Confederate Avenue Gettysburg, PA 17325
The Adams County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1888 to protect millions of historic records and artifacts significant to the history of Gettysburg and Adams County, Pennsylvania.
All aboard for Gettysburg’s first and all-new immersive virtual reality experience. Travel back to 1863. Meet some of the station’s unlikely occupants. Hear the stories of historic figures in connection with the station during the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Gettysburg Miniature Soldiers is a shop dedicated to toy soldiers! We specialize in military miniatures for collecting, gaming or just plain fun. We stock everything from beautifully hand painted miniatures to classic plastic army men. In this shop you can find a wide variety toy soldiers in different scales and time periods.
The battle not only surrounded Gettysburg but also took place in the streets throughout town. The Shrivers' home was occupied by Confederate sharpshooters who set up a snipers' nest in the attic of their home where eyewitness testimony and bloodstains confirm soldiers were shot and killed.
Discover the civilian experience like never before at the Adams County Historical Society's Beyond the Battle Museum – Gettysburg’s newest historical attraction. Travel through centuries of history in the footsteps of ordinary Americans who witnessed extraordinary events like the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln’s famous address.