Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Heritage Center

Discover what life was like for people who lived in the town of Gettysburg before and after the battle. The Gettysburg Heritage Center teaches groups about the Battle of Gettysburg through artifacts, historical documents, 3-D programs, and interactive displays. At the end of the tour, groups will see a film called “Three Days that Changed a Town,” which gives insight to the battle and its aftermath. Interactive programs include, Learning to be a Civil War Soldier, Children of the Civil War and more. An interactive program can be developed to fit your group’s needs.
 
Contact Info
Address: 297 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Adams County. Tel: 717-334-6245. Email: info@gettysburgmuseum.com. Website: www.gettysburgmuseum.com. Hrs: 9AM-5PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee. 

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

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