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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.

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

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

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

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.

717-334-4100

548 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

Ever wonder what the battle looked like? Our dioramas show the fields populated – in miniature! Stop by after a battlefield tour to see the actions that you just learned about, or come before your tour to familiarize yourself with the men who fought over the very ground you'll be walking on!

717-420-5273

785 Baltimore St ,
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

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

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

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

View a collection of vintage racecars, artifacts, research library of rare books, and sport of auto racing documents & photos, plus a gift shop.

717-528-8279

100 Baltimore Road ,
York Springs , PA 17372

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

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

See one of the most extensive private collections of artifacts from the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, Presidencies and Pop Culture.

717-337-2035

219 Baltimore Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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