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Living History

Living History

When history comes alive, it lives with you forever.

The best way to experience history is to watch it come alive in first person presentations and encampments. Whether you are hosting a group and are looking for a private presentation or interacting with living historians at events, meeting a famous general or even a common civilian will take you back 150 years.

Spring through fall, visitors are invited to walk through soldiers camps at local museums and on the grounds of the National Park to interact and watch demonstrations. 

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

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

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

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

410-842-3692

520 Grant Drive ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

Living history portrayals: James Maclay, Civil War and Gettysburg veteran, and George Washington, our first president. Music performances: Popular songs from the American Civil War and Colonial America. Acting, Dramatic Reading, Poetry Reading, and Public Speaking.

717-357-6082

2 Leyland Court ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

James Hayney is a veteran actor with a life-long fascination with the 16th president.

717-763-6858

37 West 19th Street ,
Camp Hill , PA 17011

Come tour the Historic Daniel Lady Farm, which served as a Confederate staging area during the three-day battle and a field hospital afterwards. Open weekends. Also watch for special living history events listed in the events section, including battle reenactments during the summer and fall.

240-469-8642

888 Hanover Street ,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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

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

Civil War living historians who portray the Lees.

717-337-2199

240 Knoxlyn Road ,
Gettysburg , PA 17235

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

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!

717-476-7428

Carriages: 297 Steinwehr Avenue, Horseback: Youth Camp Entrance, McMillan Woods ,
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

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

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

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

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

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