There is so much history in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. This is a great place to bring kids who are studying the Civil War and especially the Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln. They can walk the steps Mr. Abe himself walked before and after that speech. You can learn about the war and the reasons behind it. While in Gettysburg, there aren’t a whole lot of reasons to spend a ton of money the main attractions are free! Here are free things to do in Gettysburg PA! Our free things to do in every state will also provide more ideas when traveling to other states.
Free Museums In Gettysburg PA
Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum – You can view the world’s largest collection of elephant figures for free. There are over 10,00 elephants on display and while they have some things like candy that come at a cost the main tour is free.
The Gettysburg National Park is probably the biggest attraction in town and is also free! The kids can get their Junior Ranger badges at the visitor center, and you can also get a free driving tour map as well. Then follow the map around the park, there are so many signs to stop and read, and on weekends during the summer there are many re-enactments.
Gettysburg Museum of History –
General Lee’s Headquarters Museum –
Tours In Gettysburg
Jennie Wade House –
Dobbin House Tavern –
Historic Places to see in Gettysburg
Gettysburg Train Station -This is the train station Abraham Lincoln delivered the famous Gettysburg Address. Gettysburg was in the process of cleaning up from the battle, not a pretty sight, and from what we learned at the Military Park it didn’t smell too great either. This train station now takes you back in time and describes what our 16th president would have seen when he arrived.
Historic Round barn – This round barn, built in 1914 has been labeled one of the most genius designs of its time, also making it one of the most expensive. This landmark now holds a local farmer’s market. The building is a thing of beauty to take in.
Soldiers’ National Cemetery – Before Arington became, the National Cemetary Gettysburg held the position. The dedication of this graveyard came from President Abraham Lincoln himself and was given at the train station mentioned above 😉
Gettysburg National Cemetary –
Eisenhower National Historic Site –
State of Pennsylvania Monument –
Even More free things to do in Gettysburg PA
Stroll Downtown -One of the things I love to do in Gettysburg is to walk Gettysburg downtown. The building alone holds so much history plus there are so many great shops to window shop and on weekends it seems there are plenty of free samples to be had as well 😉
Devils Den and Little Round Top –
Sachs Covered Bridge –
Did I miss any free things to do in Gettysburg PA? Please let me know if I did!