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.
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.
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!
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
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
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.
Wouldn't your friends
enjoy receiving a memento of your trip to the Virtual
Gettysburg web site? Send one free today!