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Ranked #1 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Battlefields; Historic Sites; National Parks; Monuments/ Statues; Cemeteries; Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
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Ranked #2 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Owner description: Whether you want to capture your family's precious vacation or get striking Civil War images , Victorian Photography Studio... more » Owner description: Whether you want to capture your family's precious vacation or get striking Civil War images , Victorian Photography Studio can make it happen with our extensive Civil War Wardrobe . You can count on us to deliver what we promise. -We offer 19th century Wet-Plate photography with a short hisory lesson on how the process was done. -We also offer the less expensive modern Digital photography.and Now you can rent Civil War clothing for any occasion. -Reserve your photo session today, Visit our website and click the booknow button « less
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Ranked #3 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: Military Museums
Owner description: The Museum that was featured on History's "American Picker's" The Gettysburg Museum Of History has over 4,000 artifacts on... more » Owner description: The Museum that was featured on History's "American Picker's" The Gettysburg Museum Of History has over 4,000 artifacts on display. The Museum is FREE TO THE PUBLIC! The Museum covers all areas of American History. Military and Political History are the focus with some pop culture covered. Some highlights include: A lock of George and Martha Washington's hair, Abraham Lincoln's wallet and opera glasses,John Wilkes Booth's splint relic, the largest collection of Gettysburg battlefield relics on display in Gettysburg, an autograph or manuscript from each president, Harry Truman's hat, Dwight D. Eisenhower's golf clubs, JFK's rocking chair, suit, and bloodstained limousine upholstery from the assassination, the flag that flew during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Shell casing from Ruby's gun that Killed Oswald, Hitler's silver that was captured by U.S. forces at his home. The Fredrick G. Pfeffer collection of relics from Pickett's Charge. The Robert L. White collection of JFK, The Captain Good collection (wounded in action at Gettysburg) includes the items he used during the battle and the bullet that wounded him! Uniforms,flags, accoutrements, weapons, documents, photos, much much more!The Gettysburg Museum Of History also buys artifacts as well as sells them. Please stop by and see the most amazing collection in Gettysburg at no charge! « less
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Ranked #4 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: Cemeteries
Owner description: This is part of the park, the first national cemetary in the country, absolutly beautiful and humbling. Id like to do a... more » Owner description: This is part of the park, the first national cemetary in the country, absolutly beautiful and humbling. Id like to do a review of it to let others who come to your site know to visit it. « less
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Ranked #5 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Owner description: To commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg, begin your visit at the official Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor... more » Owner description: To commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg, begin your visit at the official Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. The Museum and Visitor Center features the breathtaking Cyclorama Painting created in 1890 depicting the fury of Pickett's Charge, the film "A New Birth of Freedom" and the extensive Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil war. Purchase tickets prior to your arrival online and reserve a battlefield guide licensed through the National Park Service. Starting June 6, The George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site opens its summer season for tours and program. « less
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Ranked #6 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: Art Museums
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Ranked #7 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Owner description: Gettysburg's newest museum--focuses on areas never before focused on--the first day of fighting, care of the wounded, and the... more » Owner description: Gettysburg's newest museum--focuses on areas never before focused on--the first day of fighting, care of the wounded, and the larger issues of faith and freedom. Visitors can take guided tours of the famous cupola used by Gen. John Buford and can wander the halls of an original Civil War era building while taking in the "Voices of Duty and Devotion" exhibit. Handicap accessible (except the cupola). Group friendly. Family friendly. « less
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Ranked #8 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
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Ranked #9 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: Bridges
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Ranked #10 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
Owner description: More than 3 million soldiers fought in the Civil War. Every soldier, north and south, has a story. The Shriver House Museum... more » Owner description: More than 3 million soldiers fought in the Civil War. Every soldier, north and south, has a story. The Shriver House Museum tells the story of one of those soldiers - George Washington Shriver. To walk through the home of George and Hettie Shriver today is a step back in time. The Shrivers' story unfolds as you walk through the family's authentically restored 1860 home with guides dressed in period attire to learn about their lives before, during and after the Civil War. A self-guided tour describes the 1860s neighbors and highlights the differences in the Shrivers' property from 1860 to today. « less
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Ranked #11 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: Antique Shops
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Ranked #12 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: Historic Sites
President Eisenhower used this farm as a retreat from the White House, then retired here.
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Ranked #13 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: History Museums; Historic Sites
Owner description: The Jennie Wade House is a guided tour with the guides in period clothing taking you through the home where the only civilian... more » Owner description: The Jennie Wade House is a guided tour with the guides in period clothing taking you through the home where the only civilian killed during the battle of Gettysburg was tragically lost. As the story unfolds the guides take you room to room following the path of the family on July 3rd 1863. « less
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Ranked #14 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: Theaters; Movie Theaters
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Ranked #15 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
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Ranked #16 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Lincoln’s Lost Treasure is a LIVE two and a half hour adventure across the streets of historic Downtown Gettysburg. Almost... more » Owner description: Lincoln’s Lost Treasure is a LIVE two and a half hour adventure across the streets of historic Downtown Gettysburg. Almost like stepping into your own action movie, groups of up to 6 or 8 people are sent on an thrilling and entertaining quest to uncover a lost secret sparked by President Lincoln’s final breath. Aided by a few historical artifacts, you are sent off to piece together hidden clues that can unravel the location to treasury gold that has been lost for over a century. Encountering eccentric and engaging cast members, decoding cryptic clues, and dodging FBI agents out to foil your mission, You and friends traverse the city’s famous streets, hidden shops and historical landmarks discovering that Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address holds the key to a national treasure.Shows Saturdays & Sundays « less
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Ranked #17 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: See the ENTIRE battlefield at one time and watch the troop movements for ALL three days of battle. The battlefield covers... more » Owner description: See the ENTIRE battlefield at one time and watch the troop movements for ALL three days of battle. The battlefield covers 6,000 acres, an area large enough to be difficult to visualize. The Gettysburg Diorama will put the battle into perspective when you see the ENTIRE battlefield as it appeared in 1863. Carefully researched and meticulously assembled, the Diorama contains over 20,000 hand-painted soldiers, horses, cannons and buildings. Picture the battle through the eyes of Generals Meade and Lee as a narrative unfolds in miniature with a light and sound effects experience you won't forget. « less
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Ranked #18 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
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Ranked #19 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Located several miles from historic battlefields, this 18-hole, championship par 71 course features 35-foot rock cliffs, many... more » Owner description: Located several miles from historic battlefields, this 18-hole, championship par 71 course features 35-foot rock cliffs, many lakes, stone-lined tee boxes, waterfalls and various wildlife. « less
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Ranked #20 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #21 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: Tours
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Ranked #22 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: Museums
Owner description: Gettysburg's Lincoln Train Museum presents the Spirit of Lincoln and the History of America! Journey with Gettysburg's... more » Owner description: Gettysburg's Lincoln Train Museum presents the Spirit of Lincoln and the History of America! Journey with Gettysburg's beloved Jim Getty portraying President Abraham Lincoln as he walks with you through the history of our nation. Experience our new operating train layout presenting President Lincoln's funeral journey from Washington DC to Springfield Illinois. Board our new simulated funeral train car, The United States, where President Abraham Lincoln's spirit pays tribute to the American heroes and citizens who made our nation what it is and encourages future generations to "Keep the Spirit" of our nation alive. We present displays and historic artifacts of Abraham Lincoln, our native lands and the Wild West with its struggles, heroes and horses. We explore memorabilia of our sports figures and Hollywood stars. We recall the battles and wars our nation has endured and pay tribute to our heroes, the soldiers, veterans, law enforcement and EMS of our country. The museum offers the ideal opportunity to experience our nation's past while fostering an appreciation of our present and a rekindling of hope for our nation's future. « less
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Ranked #23 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: History Museums
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Ranked #24 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: Children's Museums
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Ranked #25 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: Historic Sites

The David Wills House is a new National Park Service museum located in the heart of the historic district in downtown Gettysburg. The museum tells the story of the... more »

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Ranked #26 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: Museums
Owner description: New for 2014! Bordering the Gettysburg National Military Park battlefield, the Heritage Center is an educational and... more » Owner description: New for 2014! Bordering the Gettysburg National Military Park battlefield, the Heritage Center is an educational and entertaining experience for families and tour groups of all ages. Learn what the Battle of Gettysburg meant to the people who lived here during the war. Visit the new theater production, that discusses the three-day battle, using an new movie and wax figures that recreate Pickett's Charge! A great orientation to the battlefield! Make time to stop by an shop...Located in the lobby of the Heritage Center is one of Gettysburg's finest gift shops, offering an extensive selection of quality gifts: •Books •Collectibles •Apparel •Souvenirs •Educational Materials •Replica Weapons •Art •Home Decor •Games & Toys Coming soon....Utilizing artifacts, historical documents, interactive displays, and 3-D productions, visitors will gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the town before, during and after the battle. Find out how the people reacted to the invasion of the town - freeze, flee or fight? Hear accounts of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in a time when their home was in turmoil. This is a multi-year project that will continue to grow and evolve. Thank you for your understanding while we undergo renovations! « less
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Ranked #27 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Ranked #28 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
Category: History Museums
Owner description: Featuring The area's only complete wax collection of American Presidents and their first ladies as well as a beautiful gift... more » Owner description: Featuring The area's only complete wax collection of American Presidents and their first ladies as well as a beautiful gift shop. The Hall of Presidents is located across the street from the Gettysburg Tour Center and next to the main entrance of the National Cemetery. It is incredible to be able to see what our Presidents really looked like and to hear the words attributed to them as if the words came from the very lips of the figures themselves.The Hall of First Ladies present authentic 1/3 size reproductions of the First Ladies in their inaugural gowns. « less
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Ranked #29 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
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Ranked #30 of 36 attractions in Gettysburg
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