Gettysburg Things to Do

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  • 1. Devil's Den

    Known also as the Valley of Death and the Slaughter Pen, this strange large set of boulders and rocks at the base of Little Round Top was the scene of heavy fighting, when Union artillery batteries...

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  • 2. Battlefield

    The Battle of Gettysburg (Pennsylvania). Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee concentrated his full strength against Union Gen. George G. Meade's Army of the Potomac at the crossroads county seat of...

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  • 3. Little Round Top

    The peak of Little Round Top is 650 feet above sea level. It rises 150 feet above nearby Plum Run to the west and is covered with large boulders. During the battle, the western slope was generally...

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  • 4. Pennsylvania Memorial

    Dedicated to both the 11th PA Infantry as well as their mascot "Sallie." To be honest the reason I wanted to find this monument was because of the stories I had heard about Sallie. For the full story...

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  • 5. Cemetery Hill

    The cemetery is location Cemetery Hill in Gettysburg. Cemetery Hill was actually named before the battle because of a small city cemetery called Evergreen Cemetery that was established in 1854....

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  • 6. Hall of Presidents

    The Hall of Presidents is a collection of wax figures that represent Presidents of the United States. Each is complete with a backdrop that represents their time period they served as President. Their...

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  • 7. National Miltary Park

    Impressed with the enormous Visitors center. The orientation theater provided a :20 introduction before the fabulous. The Cyclorama was very impressive, a massive 360 degree oil-on-canvas paintings...

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  • 8. Peace Light Memorial

    The Peace Light was dedicated in 1938 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It is a memorial to the fighting that ensued during the Battle of Gettysburg on this area referred to as Oak Hill. It was...

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  • 9. Lincoln Train Museum

    Travel on President Lincoln's train, and listen to his personal thoughts, as he was preparing for his memorable speech, in November 1863. The museum also features over 1000 toy trains from around the...

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  • 10. National Cemetary

    Site of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address as well as the resting place for many soldiers (3555?). As I have said before I tend to avoid cemeteries in general. However, it is worth stopping and taking a...

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  • 11. Jenny Wade Museum

    The Jennie Wade House Museum and Gift Shop is a very quaint museum with a big story! This is the home where the only civilian was killed in the Battle of Gettysburg! Jennie Wade was at her sisters...

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  • 12. Willis House

    Erected ca 1814, this building is the best know in Gettsburg. In 1863 it was the home of David Wills and family. Wills, a local attorney, is traditionally given credit as being the father of the...

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  • 13. High Water Mark Memorial

    When I left the new visitors' center, I decided to start the self-guided auto tour from Pleasanton Avenue, since I had already seen the Cemetery Hill portion by foot. The Pennsylvania Memorial (#12)...

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  • 14. Seminary Ridge

    Named after the nearby Lutheran Theological Seminary, Seminary Ridge sits on the western side of the battlefield. It was here that the Confederate forces made camp and directed a number of their...

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  • 15. Eisenhower National Historic Site

    We spent an hour visiting the Eisenhower Home and Farm. Guides were informative and provided interesting personal information about the home, family and farm...

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  • 16. The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg

    My wife and I decided to stop and check out the outlets after visiting the battlesite at Gettysburg. The Outlets are the run of the mill with the typical shops...

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  • 17. DO NOT MISS THE CYCLORAMA

    THE CYCLORAMA IS AN INCREDIBLE painting of the Battle of Gettysburg. If unrolled it would be 100 yeards long and 4 stories high. It was painted by a French...

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  • 18. DOWNTOWN HISTORIC AREAS

    HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS not taken on the battlefield but rather of historic areas in the town of Gettysburg.You can see photos of the Jennie Wade home; she was the...

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  • 19. Swope House 1836

    Built in 1836 by George Swope, President of Gettysburg National Bank a very wealthy resident in Gettysburg. Not much else is know about the gentlement, but his...

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  • 20. Hoke-Codori House 1786

    This house built by Michael Hoke in ca. 1788 is the oldest building in Gettysburg. Hoke purchased one of the first three deeds sold by James Getty on November...

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  • 21. "by the skin of our teeth" Plaque

    On July 1, 1863, Gettysburg's center square was the eye in the storm of panic and confusion that swirled in the town's streets and alleys as the routed Union...

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  • 22. Old Courthouse (1804-59) Historical Marker

    First courthouse for Adams County stood in old center square from 1804 to 1859. The land for the Square was given by James Gettys. The marker is located in...

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  • 23. Hotel Gettysburg 1797

    From the historical marker (located on Gettysburg Hotel Facing Wall):Since the founding of Gettysburg this has been the site of successive inns -- Scott's...

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  • 24. Stoever House 1817 Historical Plaque

    During the Battle of Gettyburg this Federal style building, erected in 1817, housed Professor Martin Stoever's family and J.L. Schick's general store. As a...

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  • 25. Dobbins House 1742

    Alexander Dobbin was born in Ireland in 1742. In December of 1773. after studying for the ministry. he came to America and became pastor of the Rock Creek...

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