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History & Heritage

History & Heritage

Gettysburg is history.

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.

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

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

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

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

717-334-6408

241 Steinwehr Avenue ,
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

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

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

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

Gettysburg Story Tour a Film brings the Battlefield alive for new visitors and buffs alike. The self-guided, driving, audio auto tour offers a gripping journey through the Gettysburg Battlefield following the official National Park Auto Tour route.

717-500-1863

1195 Baltimore Pike, Available at GNMP Visitor Center and online. ,
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

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

Experience Gettysburg on a level offered no place else! We offer guided tours, hourly rentals and relaxing twilight rides.

717-398-2600

71 Buford Ave ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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

Start your Gettysburg journey at the heart of the First Day’s Fighting. Located along Seminary Ridge on the National Park Service’s auto tour route, guided tours of the building’s cupola are available offering wonderful battlefield views.

TripAdvisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence winner.

717-339-1300

111 Seminary Ridge ,
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

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

Meet General and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, often seen exploring Gettysburg themselves. This historical couple will provide a special Gettysburg experience.

717-799-6806

40 Bryan Court ,
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”.

717-334-5185

The Historic G.A.R. Building, 53 E. Middle 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

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

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