983 York Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: (717) 334-4208
Fax: (717) 334-2772
983 York Road, Gettysburg, PA, US, 17325
- Phone: (717) 334-4208
- Fax: (717) 334-2772
Take a look at the paintings, souvenirs, weapons and the uniforms of the military men found at the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center, which will acquaint you with the Gettysburg battle fought in 1863. At the entrance of the center, the visitors will come across a life-size statue of Abraham Lincoln that was built with the collaboration of an artist and an architect. As you proceed inside, you can avail information about the Cyclorama, a colossal painting depicting the war, the film and the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War. A bookstore at the center stocks a very interesting collection of historical books and on several occasions also gives discounts. The proceeds collected from the visitors are used for the preservation of the museum and the battlefield.
With 1,328 different monuments and places of interest, a trip to the Gettysburg National Military Park can be a truly educative and knowledgeable experience for everyone, be it kids or adults. This is the place from where President Lincoln had made his famous Gettysburg address. This is the place where the Battle of Gettysburg had taken place during the American Civil War. Visitors can stroll around the park campus, or visit various museums, quarters, cemeteries of soldiers and many more places within. Various activities, concerts and celebrations are also held in the park.
Gettysburg Battlefield Historic District is an area that encompasses different sites where the gruesome Battle of Gettysburg was fought. During the American Civil War, Confederate and Union forces bitterly battled against each other, there were almost 51,000 casualties. Farms were transformed into graveyards and this battle finally ended after three days of fierce attacks. Today, visitors can tour the different sites and tourist attractions that are part of the Gettysburg Battlefield Historic District. The spot where troops were positioned, Gettysburg National Military Park, Seminary Ridge Museum, Soldiers’ National Cemetery and other historic sites give an insight into the Battle of Gettysburg and the way it affected civilians.
The reputed Eisenhower National Historic Site was home and farm of the General and President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Mamie Eisenhower. It is located in Cumberland Township, Adams County in Pennsylvania. Spread over a mammoth land cover of 690.5 acres (279.4 hectares), it is a significant structure. The site occasionally offers for ranger programs. Children can participate in the engaging Junior Secret Service Agent Program. The historic site is included in the National Register of Historic Places since 1967.
Mulligan MacDuffer Adventure Golf & Ice Cream Parlour offers two 18-hole miniature golf courses on four acres surrounded by waterfalls, streams, caves and landscaping. Decorated with golf memorabilia, the clubhouse features an ice cream parlor and a 35' deck overlooking both golf courses and the pond.
A stone house built in 1812, Black Horse Tavern is a two story structure that is set in a farm. It was reportedly once used as a hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg. This tavern was the residence of Francis Bream and his family. The main attraction of this modest building is the look and pattern of the stones which adorn the entire front wing of the structure. It is named so because of the large carved black horse in front of its entrance. This tavern has been altered since its construction, and is currently used as a private residence.
Established in 1787, Great Conewago Presbyterian Church is one of the oldest places of worship in the region. The historic structure has been well-maintained, with most of its original features remaining intact. Besides the main building, the church precinct features a historic cemetery as well as the beautiful fellowship hall which is used for community events.
The elegant Sachs Covered Bridge that stretches across the Marsh Creek dates back to the 1850s era. This covered bridge was utilized by both the troops in the Battle of Gettysburg that was fought during the American Civil War. A part of the Gettysburg National Military Park, this town truss bridge is incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places.
A seasonal performing animal theme park, Land of Little Horses offers hands-on activities and events.
The New Oxford Area Library is a branch of the Adams County Library System.
Producers of the award-winning Gettysburg Winery Chardonnay, this winery 15 minutes west of the Gettysburg National Monument offers many fun features, including Saturday afternoon concerts, occasional art exhibits and wine appreciation classes. Wines produced by the winery include red, white, and fruit. A wine shop in Gettysburg can be found at 25 Chambersburg Street.
The Heikes Covered Bridge is a covered bridge that stretches across the Bermudian Creek. This Burr-truss bridge was erected way back in 1892, and it also features in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.