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There is no entrance fee for the Gettysburg National Military Park. You will be able to explore the 30 miles of roads and 6000 acres of parkland at your leisure.
The new National Park Visitor Center museum houses an enormous collection of artifacts from the Battle of Gettysburg displayed in a very informative way. There is an entrance fee to the museum. You can buy a one day pass, or a pass for two or several days. Plan on spending several hours here. You will want to see the film, the Cyclorama, and all the museum exhibits. This is also where you can arrange for a personal tour of the Battlefield with a Licensed Battlefield Guide. If you contact the guides directly, you may let your guide know about special interests that you have.
This is President Eisenhower's Home... The tour leaves from the National Park Visitor Center and takes about an hour.
This brand new museum is dedicated to Lincoln's visit to Gettysburg and to the Gettysburg Address.
This historic home is downtown Gettysburg is focused on interpreting the civilian experience. The home is furnished as if the Shriver family still lived there. The home was occupied by the Confederates during the battle. You can even see the holes where the sharpshooters knocked out bricks to shoot onto the street below. This museum is very well done and is well worth seeing.
Utilizing artifacts, historical documents, interactive displays, and 3-D productions, visitors will gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the town before, during and after the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.
For a change of pace, wander north of Gettysburg into Adams County apple country. This museum in Biglerville explores the agricultural side of the Gettysburg Area.
This small museum is located in one of Lee's headquarters buildings on Seminary Ridge.
Gettysburg is an artist colony. There are a myriad of galleries displaying historical art and the art of local craftsfolks and artists. We have a number of art and craft festivals that bring in the artists to meet with visitors.
Antiques, Artifacts, Reproductions, Books, and Outlet Shopping
Gettysburg has a large selection of boutique shops specializing in art and history. There is also an outlet mall on the edge of town.
Horseback Riding, Bicycling, and Carriage Rides
You can bring your own horse and ride the National Park trails, or you can join one of the horse tours that are offered in the warmer seasons.
Carriage Rides are offered in warmer weather. Leave from the farm next door to the inn for Battlefield carriage tours. Advanced reservations recommended. The carriages are also found in the center of town and will take you around historic downtown Gettysburg.
Bicycling & Segway Tours
Bicycling is a good way to see the National Park. Plan on some hills, but many of the park roads are reasonably flat. You can also rent bicycles in town or join a Segway tour.