Gettysburg National Military Park,Â 1195 Baltimore Pike (Route 97), (717) 334-1124, ext 8023
www.nps.gov/gett/ This famous park is situated on the famous “Mason-Dixon Line”, the historic border between the old “North and South”.Â It is the area where President Abraham Lincoln dedciated a cemetary for the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Gettysburg, perhaps the most influential battle of the American Civil War. The 3,500 acres of the Gettysburg National Military Park has long been a beacon of American history for everyone around the world.
Hershey, PA, 1-800-HERSHEY
Just a short drive away is the home to one of the world famous candy makers. The area of Hershey, PA is built upon the accomplishments and deeds of Milton S. Hershey, maker of the world famous Hershey chocolate. Today it is also home to Hershey Park, Hershey’s Chocolate World, Zoo America and many more family attractions.
Adams County Historical Society, 111 Seminary RidgeÂ Gettysburg, PA 17325,Â (717) 334-4723
Adams County Historical Sociey is often referred to as the “county’s attic”, an archive and museum preserving the rich cultural heritage of Adams County, Pennsylvania. It’s open to members and visitors in search of county history, past relatives and more.Â They archive a significant collection of county records, personal documents, business records, and photographs.
Gettysburg Battle Theater, (717) 334-7580
The theater shows a multimedia presentation of the crucial three days of the Battle of Gettysburg and the events leading up to it and offers a diorama depicting scenes from the battle.Â Â There is a gift shop and restaurant onsite.
Hall of Presidents, 789 Baltimore StreetÂ Gettysburg, PA 17325,Â (717) 334-5717
Featuring a complete collection of America’s Presidents and their first ladies meticulously reproduced in wax.Â The history of our country is revealed by the Presidents telling their story in words andÂ music.
Jennie Wade House, 548 Baltimore StreetÂ Gettysburg, PA 17325, (717) 334-4100
The popular and historic Jennie Wade House was made famous by the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg during the summer of 1863. Jennie Wade was the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg. The house remains virturally the same as it did back then and evidence of the battle can still be seen as bullet holes on the house.
Lincoln Train Museum, 425 Steinwehr AvenueÂ Gettysburg, PA 17325,Â (717) 334-5678
This attraction features over 1,000 model trains from many countries, dioramas illustrating the role of the railroad during the Civil War and a simulated ride with President Lincoln to Gettysburg where he dedicated the cemetary in honor of the soldiers that fought and died there.
Soldiers National Museum, 777 Baltimore StreetÂ Gettysburg, PA 17325, (717) 334-4890
A showcase of the Civil War, this museum displays a large collection of artifacts and memorabilia from not only the Civil War, but also from other American conflicts. It slso features beautifully crafted miniature dioramas of the major conflicts of the Civil War as well as a life-size, narrated Confederate Encampment.