Route: Intersection of U.S. 15 and PA Route 394, Business Route 15 and U.S Route 15 to the PA/MD Border Line in Adams County
Your journey through Gettysburg is more than a road trip through a history book. This trip takes you to some of the most storied land in America, where history lives and breathes, and reflects on three themes – Land of Conflict, Reunification and Rebuilding, Land of Leadership, and Place of National Beauty and Rural Character.
Follow the route into Lincoln Square in the downtown Gettysburg Historic District, where the president is believed to have put the finishing touches on the Gettysburg Address when he stayed at the David Wills House.
Then travel through the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park, where your family is surrounded by the fields bloodied in that monumental turning point. To the east are views to Little and Big Round Top and to the west are views of South Mountain. Also close by is the Eisenhower Farm, where President Eisenhower retreated and entertained foreign dignitaries.
In 1761, Samuel Gettys established a tavern in the area today known as Gettysburg. Just twenty-five years later, his son James had laid out a town of 210 lots with a central town square on the land surrounding the tavern. Today, several original buildings including the historic David Wills House,... Read More >
The David Wills House features five museum galleries and two recreated rooms, the David Wills Law Office and the Lincoln Bedroom. The museum will guide you through the days, weeks and months after the battle of Gettysburg. It illustrates President Lincoln's historic visit to the devastated town,... Read More >
Big Round Top was one of the battle sites of July 2, 1863. The opening charge was directed against Union troops occupying Devil's Den. General Law's men were forced to move further to the right toward Big Round Top to escape the concentrated artillery fire coming from the Wheatfield and Peach... Read More >