Multicultural Heritage in Gettysburg PA

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  • 97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg National Military Park Gettysburg, PA 17325
    This farm house, owned by Abraham Brien, a free black man, stood in the middle of General Pickett's Confederate army charge during the Civil War's Battle of Gettysburg. The Brien Farm is located...
  • Long Ln. & Washington St. Gettysburg, PA 17325
    717-334-5533
    Men of color who fought bravely for the Union Army are laid to rest in this cemetery. Here, approximately 30 US Colored Troop soldiers are remembered and honored for their bravery and loyalty in...
  • 97 Taneytown Rd Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804
    Site of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address - said to be a "masterpiece of the English language" in 272 words. Credited as being the president that "freed the slaves," the speech noted ...
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  • 269 S. Washington St. Gettysburg, PA 17325-2522
    717-334-9851
    Home of the "Slave Refugee Society," established in 1840 as "a means to help those who sought freedom from the 'tyrannical yoke of oppression.'" St. Paul's was the center of black life and culture...
  • 606 Yellow Hill Rd Biglerville, PA 17307-9486
    Yellow Hill in Adams County's Butler Township was once the home of several African American families from the 1840s through the 1890s. The settlement was founded by Edward Mathews, who owned 16...
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