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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.

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

Take a ride back in time and experience the thrill of touring Gettysburg National Military Park on a bicycle using guidebooks and digital maps designed for adventurous history lovers.

154 Cobblestone Court Drive, #110 ,
Victor , NY 14564

Explore Gettysburg. The battlefield is vast. The names are legendary. The experience is humbling. Go prepared. Start your visit here. Begin with the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience. Tour the Battlefield with a Licensed Guide.

717-334-2436

1195 Baltimore Pike ,
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

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

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

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

Our Nation’s Capital, Washington D.C., is just a short ride from historic Gettysburg. Immerse yourself in our nation’s history with an unrivaled narrated tour conducted by our own DC guide.

877-723-1863

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

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.

717-942-2370

2 West Main Street ,
New Freedom , PA 17349

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

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

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

Customized training that inspires your people, fills your needs, and fits your budget and schedule.

410-842-3692

520 Grant Drive ,
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

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

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

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

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.

717-253-5737

Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station, 35 Carlisle Street ,
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.

717-357-9373

208 Baltimore St. ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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