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Chambersburg, PA 17202
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Arts & Museums
This one-room school, known as the Old Brown's Mill School, is a simple one-and-a-half story structure built in limestone. It was later transformed into a museum, run by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and showcases local history and culture. The building is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
Owned and operated by the Biglerville Historical and Preservation Society, the National Apple Museum is housed in a restored pre-Civil War bank barn. Open on Saturdays and Sundays May through October, the National Apple Museum's mission is to preserve and exhibit the history and artifacts regarding the apple and fruit industry in Adams County. Collections and exhibits, including farming implements, early orchard photographs and a recreated 1880's farm kitchen and a general store can be found here.
Located in the stone house that General Robert E. Lee occupied during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, the General Lee's Headquarters Museum is one of the oldest museums in Gettysburg and includes artifacts that tell the stories of the people that fought the battle. The General Lee's Headquarters Museum is open mid-March through November from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Be sure to visit the museum store.
The Gettysburg Museum of History is a museum like no other. Located in historic Gettysburg, PA, the museum has one of the most extensive collections of civil war artifacts, and civil war relics. This is one of the must see attractions on your Gettysburg vacation. They sell civil war gifts, civil war antiques, civil war merchandise, and Gettysburg souvenirs.
The award-winning Shriver House Museum is "dedicated to the civilian experience during the Battle of Gettysburg." First built in 1860, for George and Hettie Shriver, the home's costumed guides' 30-minute tour describes the Shriver family's experiences during the War Between the States. The tour includes the Confederate sharpshooters nest in the attic where at least two soldiers were killed.
Military artifacts, including photographs, helmets, military memorabilia posters, uniform badges and buttons, bayonets, guns and cavalry battle correspondence, from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War can be seen in the Gettysburg Quartermaster at Farnsworth House Inn.
An educational project of the Friends of Gettysburg, the Rupp House History Center allows visitors through interactive exhibits to experience 19th-century culture and learn about the civilians and soldiers who struggled here and the preservation work that is critical to understanding the Battle of Gettysburg. The Rupp House History Center is within walking distance of Gettysburg National Military Park
Formerly the Soldier’s National Orphanage and General Oliver Howard's headquarters during the Battle of Gettysburg, the Soldiers National Museum's exhibits contain such pieces of history as a battered drum and a Yankee rifle. Walk through a full-scale recreation of a Confederate campsite. Artifacts and memorabilia from several other major American conflicts are also featured.
A self-guided museum, the American Civil War Museum presents the entire story of the Civil War era and the Battle of Gettysburg throughout five hallways of scenes. Recreating history with life-sized dioramas of the Civil War, the tour begins with the economical, social and political causes of the war and ends with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
A 3,500 square foot art gallery displaying the work of historical artist, Dale Gallon, who has done over 250 images of the Civil War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Iraq.
Authentically furnished, the Jennie Wade House Museum is the home of the only Gettysburg civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg. While baking bread for Union soldiers, 20 year old Mary Virginia Wade was struck by a single bullet on July 3, 1863.
Wax figures of the Presidents of the United States of America and authentically reproduced Smithsonian Collection of First Ladies Inaugural gowns can be viewed at the Hall of Presidents and First Ladies Museum.