Pennsylvania

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Boalsburg

 

    Pennsylvania Military Museum

    www.psu.edu/dept/aerospace/museum E-mail: wleech@state.pa.us

    814-466-6263, Fax: 814-466-6618.  Rt. 322, 4 miles E of State College, PO Box 160 A, 16827.

    Interprets the military history of Pennsylvania and its citizen soldiers fro 1747 to present.

 

Chambersburg

This small city endured more than its share of hardships during the war. The most destructive was a fire set on the orders of Confederate Gen. John McCausland after the city failed to raise a ransom July 30, 1864. Most of the Confederate infantry was in Chambersburg when A.P. Hill and Robert E. Lee met in the city square and turned toward Gettysburg in June 1863. Some interpretation of these events and memorials to them are located in the city's public square. A walking tour pamphlet is available. Stop at the welcome station on Route 30 just east of I-81 or call 717-264-7101 for more information.

Hanover

Much Civil War material at town square, Frederick and Broadway - Cavalry action here June 30, 1863, as armies moved toward Gettysburg. Statues, interpretive plaques, and a star on pavement where George Armstrong Custer parked his horse highlight a walk around the town square.

Harrisburg

 

    National Civil War Museum

        717-260-1861 or toll-free 866-258-4729

Lincoln Circle in Reservoir Park.  Open Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm, Saturday-Sunday 10 am-5 pm. $7 individual admission, $20 family. 
    New comprehensive museum uses a variety of interpretive tools to tell the entire story of the war. Exhibits with dioramas, first-rate artifacts and audiovisual presentations tell the stories of the battles, camp life, black soldiers, medicine, slavery, music and much more. 

    The State Museum of PA

    717-787-4979.  300 North St., near the State Capitol.  Open Tuesday-Saturday 9 am-5 pm, Sunday noon-5 pm. Free. 

Fine Civil War exhibit features Peter Frederick Rothermel's famous mural of Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. 

Gettysburg 

Gettysburg CVB

www.gettysburgcvb.org E-mail: info@gettysburg.com

800-337-5015, 717-334-6274.  PO Box 4117, 17325.

 

    Black Horse Tavern

    Served as an Inn and hospital during the Civil War.

 

    Gettysburg Campground

    www.gettysburgcampground.com

   717-334-3304, Fax: 717-334-4421.  2030 Fairfield Rd.  17325

    Level sites, Civil War encampment, pool, LP gas, store, entertainment, mini-golf.

  

    Gettysburg National Battlefield

    www.nps.gov/gett

 717-334-1124. Visitor center just off business Route 15.  Visitor center open 8 am-5 pm daily. Expanded hours during the summer season. Park open 6 am-10 pm daily.
    One of the best-known and most studied battlefields in the world is visited by well more than a million people a year, so expect crowds and traffic in the peak season. Many believe the three-day battle here July 1-3, 1863, decided the outcome of the war. This beautiful park offers a driving tour that covers some of the best-known areas of the battlefield including Little Round Top, Cemetery Ridge, Pickett's Charge and Culp's Hill. Abraham Lincoln dedicated the National Cemetery here.

    The Horse Soldier

    www.horsesoldier.com

   717-334-0347, Fax: 717-334-5016.  777 Baltimore St, 17325.  Mailing: PO Box 184, Cashtown, PA 17310.

    Buy, sell, trade.  Civil War, military, Americana, guns, swords, photography, accountrements, books, antiques. 

 

Mercersburg

 

    Zion Union Cemetery

    www.mercersburg.com

    717-328-3116.  View off Bennett  Ave, 17236.

    Burial site of 38 African-American Civil War veterans.