Unique, Detailed View of History at Best Gettysburg Historic Attractions
An Attraction that lifts history off the page and leaves you walking away with more in depth knowledge and a different perspective on history is an attraction that's done its job. The truth of the matter is that there are some attractions that do a better job than others.
However, when you visit a destination like Gettysburg, where the town itself is an attraction, it's hard not to get it right. Many buildings date back to the late 18th century with the Dobbin House Tavern being the oldest, built in 1776. Re-purposed as inns, restaurants, museums and the like, Gettysburg's historic sites are functional properties and not... Read more »
The National Military Park has one of the largest outdoor collections of monuments in the world.
Local Expert Tip: "If the weather permits, take Segway tour of the park with a licensed battlefield guide. "
- Type: Museums
- Neighborhood: Airport - Gty
The museum shows the civilian side of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Local Expert Tip: "Stop into the Gettysburg Tour Center first to see about package plans and save money on this museum's admission. "
Gettysburg Battlefield Tours allows you to take a laid back journey through the battlefield.
Local Expert Tip: "Take a tour and package it with admissions to various museums to save money on your sightseeing budget."
This bridge is picturesque and nostalgic of a slower pace of life.
Local Expert Tip: "Make sure your batteries are fully charged before you visit this bridge - you will not tire of taking photographs."
Nothing pays higher tribute to Civil War history than the graves of the soldiers that rest here.
Local Expert Tip: "You can catch a shuttle bus from the park visitor center to the National Cemetery."
The Shriver House Museum shows the civilian experience at Gettysburg.
Local Expert Tip: "Sometimes the museum will stage re-enactments of the home's invasion by Confederates. Call to find when these are scheduled."
General Lee's Headquarters Museum is one of the few free museums in town.
Local Expert Tip: "From January through February, the museum is only open on the weekends."
The home is a beautiful retreat and a living museum; you feel like the Eisenhowers are still there.
Local Expert Tip: "The only way to get to the home is through the Visitor Center at the Gettysburg National Military Park, where you must purchase shuttle bus tickets to the farm."
This historic house is conveniently located in Lincoln Square and is a perfect stop right before you sit down to eat.
Local Expert Tip: "You can catch a shuttle bus to the Wills House from the park visitor center."
- Type: Historic Sites
The museum takes a broader look into faith and race issues that led up to the war.
Local Expert Tip: "Re-enactors will often camp outside the museum. Check to see when they'll be in town next."
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