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Lincoln Cemetery
Lincoln Cemetery is a rarely visited, overlooked historical landmark in Gettysburg.  Originally called the Goodwill Cemetery, the historic African-American cemetery was established in 1867 to provide a proper site for citizens and soldiers.  Thirty veterans served during the Civil War as members of the U.S. Colored Troops.  The veterans were denied burial in the National Cemetery because of segregation policies.  Lincoln Cemetery is the burial ground for veterans from the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II and the Korean War as well as leaders and families from the local community.

American Civil War Museum
Come to the museum seen by more than 8 million visitors, since opening in 1962. Voices from history blend with scenes and words to recreate the past. Jennie Wade bakes bread before being fatally shot in her sister's kitchen. John Brown, bound in ropes, walks to the gallows. Slaves using the Underground Railroad try to escape to freedom. And Abraham Lincoln sits in the theatre on that fateful day.
Through five hallways of scenes, the American Civil War Museum brings the past "back to life" with life-sized dioramas of the Civil War. From there, visitors enter the internationally acclaimed Battleroom Auditorium, where a re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg is performed before their eyes.

Bike the Battlefield
We would like to invite you to Gettysburg and join us on a two-hour bicycle tour that covers 7 miles of the historic Civil War battlefield. You will learn about famous points like: Devil's Den, Little Round Top and Pickett's Charge. You will also receive detailed information from our professional Gettysburg Park guides. Our high quality Trek mountain bikes are included in tour prices. Although, if you would like to bring your own, that's great too! We have morning, evening, and sunset tours to beat the heat, but we can schedule afternoon times for parties of six or more. Why sit on a stuffy bus or in your car after traveling to Gettysburg? Enjoy the outdoors and be closer to history with Bike the Battlefield!

Hire a Licensed Tour Guide
Licensed guides are available at the Gettysburg National Park Service Visitor Center on a first come, first served basis. The Visitor Center is open daily 8-6 during the summer, 8-5 other times (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day). Guides occasionally are also located at West End Guide Station on U.S. 30 from Palm Sunday Weekend through Veteran's Day Weekend.

One thing that has not changed over the seventy-five years of Licensed Battlefield Guiding has been the devotion and concern each individual guide has towards Gettysburg and what happened here in the summer of 1863. The guide today, as undoubtedly did the guide of earlier days, conducts tours of the battlefield as a labor of love. Through broiling summer afternoons, violent rainstorms, bitter cold January mornings, dogs, fidgeting children, large vans and RV's, camera buffs, Civil War 'Buffs' and "Killer Angels" experts, the Licensed Battlefield Guide continues showing up day after day for the privilege of taking another family around this special place as has been done since the guns stoppedfiring, and as will be done as long as this place is an important part of our national experience.

On July 1, 1863, the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, the campus became a battleground and then the center of the Confederate line for two days. The cupola of the Old Dorm served as an observation tower first for Union and then for the Confederate officers. From that day and for two additional months, the rest of the building served as a hospital for the wounded from both sides. Occupying soldiers made a special effort to scatter and destroy the papers and books of the anti-slavery Schmucker. Today a newly formed Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation, closely connected to the Seminary, seeks to preserve three historic campus buildings and provide historic interpretation for the public.

Type of College: Four-year, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences founded in 1832.

Enrollment: About 2,400 students (approximately one-half are men and one-half are women), representing 40 states and 35 foreign countries. Approximately 90% of the students live on campus in more than 36 residence halls, including theme halls, the Residential College, and special interest houses.

Location: Beautiful 200-acre campus with more than 60 buildings. The College is adjacent to the Gettysburg National Park. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is 36 miles from Harrisburg, 55 miles from Baltimore, 80 miles from Washington, D.C., 117 miles from Philadelphia, and 212 miles from New York City.

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