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Welcome to Gettysburg

Civil War battlefields, historic covered bridges, and outdoor excursions are just the start in this landmark central Pennsylvania town.

Top 3 attractions in Gettysburg

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Gettysburg Heritage Center

Gettysburg Heritage Center

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Travel back in time to the Battle of Gettysburg during a visit to the Gettysburg Heritage Center. Interactive exhibits, historic artifacts and technologically advanced displays bring history to life as much for adults as they do for children.Families will find engaging exhibits and 3-D productions that showcase stories and information about one of the nation’s most famous battles. Travelers will learn what Gettysburg was like before the battle, and how things changed once combat had ended. Tours include an informative movie that examines the three-day battle in-depth.It’s easy to explore the center solo and visitors who want to commemorate the trip can pick up an informative book, sweatshirt, mug or other Gettysburg-themed item at the lobby gift shop.More
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Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park

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More than 50,000 soldiers died in the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, the bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil. Today, the Gettysburg National Military Park is a National Park Service–run memorial to the lives lost during those three fateful days of the American Civil War. The Gettysburg battlefield draws Civil War buffs and those who come to pay their respects and learn about this landmark event in American history.More
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Shriver House Museum

Shriver House Museum

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In 1860, the Civil War came to Gettysburg, Penn., changing the lives of the town's citizens forever. The stories of the townspeople are told at the Shriver House Museum, a restored home occupied by the Shriver family during the Battle of Gettysburg. George and Hattie Shriver, along with their daughters Sadie and Mollie, lived in a house that provided the Confederate Army a clear view of the Union forces. The house was occupied throughout the battle, and today, the home has been restored to its original condition and is open to the public as a museum.Stepping into the Shriver House Museum is akin to stepping back into 19th-century America. Actors in era-specific garb represent the townspeople of the time, and tours offer insight into how the Shriver family lived. The site is filled with artifacts of the family and other citizens in Gettysburg. Some of the most interesting findings have included Civil War medical supplies, ammunition and children's toys and clothes—thought to have belonged to the Shriver children. The museum offers a fascinating perspective into the civilian aspect of the Battle of Gettysburg.More

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Recent reviews from experiences in Gettysburg

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Great and convenient
Joergen_O, Jul 2021
Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour
You could stop whenever you wanted to and drive further if you didn’t want to see all the monuments.
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Great way to see Gettysburg for the price
Emily, Sep 2020
Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour
Great way to see Gettysburg.
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very informative
JudyM2302, Aug 2019
2-Hour Gettysburg Battlefield Guided History Bus Tour with a National Park Guide
we had 1 day to visit Gettysburg.
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This is an excellent place to visit...
Philip R, Jul 2017
Skip the Line: Gettysburg Heritage Center and Museum Admission Ticket
This is an excellent place to visit and spend some time.
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Our tour guide, Paul, painted a...
Cheryl Q, Apr 2017
2-Hour Gettysburg Battlefield Guided History Bus Tour with a National Park Guide
Our tour guide, Paul, painted a visual picture of the battle of Gettysburg and also kept us geographically informed so we were able to see where the various points of conflict occurred.
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Loved it!!
MaryBeth_S, Oct 2020
Gettysburg Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour
Happily you get the tour app for a full 30 days so on day 2 we did it again because the first day we got out of the car several times to visit and read several markers and get photos.
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Informative Guide Excellent Experience
Marissa_H, Jun 2020
2-Hour Gettysburg Battlefield Guided History Bus Tour with a National Park Guide
Excellent way to see all of the monuments of which there are SO MANY.
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My sister and I took the Gettysburg...
Filomena A, Aug 2017
2-Hour Gettysburg Battlefield Guided History Bus Tour with a National Park Guide
We choose the air conditioned bus tour as it was summer and it was our first time in Gettysburg so we didn't know our way around.
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