Museums in PA – Adams County

On a family vacation to Gettysburg and Adams County PA, stop by one of the museums in PA and spend the day.

Civil War buffs will enjoy the attractions and museums in this area along with various house museums.

You can easily spend several days here just going through the museums. If you can, we highly recommend it.

You’ll come away with a greater understanding of the history here.

This is probably the best place in Pennsylvania to learn about the Civil War and PA’s part in this piece of history.

We found all these museums fascinating and very memorable places to visit.

American Civil War Museum
297 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg PA 17325
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Daily March-December 9 AM-5 PM, open longer spring and summer
January-February – open on weekends

  • Battle of Gettysburg
  • 300+ wax figures

Appalachian Trail Museum Society
1120 Pine Grove Road
Gardners PA 17342

  • Beginning of June to Labor Day 12-4 PM daily
    Labor Day to end of October 12-4 PM on weekends
  • History of the trail

Eastern Museum of Motor Racing
100 Baltimore Road
York Springs PA 17372

April through October Sat-Sun 10 AM-4 PM

  • Racing memorabilia
  • Vintage race cars
  • Motor racing history
  • Artifacts
  • Rare books
  • Photos

Explore & More Child Museum
20 East High Street
Gettysburg 17325

Children's Museum

October-March Mon-Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM
April-September Mon-Sat 10 AM-5 PM

  • Hands on learning for kids
  • Various rooms to explore include an 1860’s room in the Civil War era, an art room and a nature room

Gettysburg National Military Park

National Military Park

97 Taneytown Road
Gettysburg 17325
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  • Park grounds – 6 AM-10 PM daily, April through October
    6 AM-7 PM November through March
  • Museum – 8 AM-5 PM November to March
    8 AM-6 PM April to October
  • David Wills House – 9 AM-5 PM Wed-Sun during the winter
    9 AM-5 PM Tues-Sun spring and fall 9 AM-6 PM daily during the summer
  • Soldiers’ National Cemetery – daily dawn to sunset

Greystone’s American History Store
461 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg 17325

Sun-Thurs 8 AM-8 PM, Fri-Sat 8 AM-9 PM

  • Books, figurines and items related to the Civil War

Hall of Presidents Museum

Hall of Presidents

789 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg 17325

Summer 9 AM-7 PM, March, Spring and Fall 9 AM-5 PM

  • Wax collection of presidents and first ladies

Jennie Wade House Museum

Jennie Wade House

548 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg 17325

March, Spring, Fall 9 AM-5 PM, Summer 9 AM-7 PM

Lincoln Train Museum
425 Steinwehr Ave
Gettysburg 17325

Summer 9 AM-7 PM, Spring (includes March) and Fall 9 AM-5 PM

  • 1000+ trains from the 1800s to today
  • Simulated train ride
  • Railroad artifacts
  • Information on the railroad during the Civil War

National Apple Museum
154 West Hanover Street
Biglerville PA 17307

May-October Sat 10 AM-4 PM Sunday 1-4 PM

  • Housed in a restored bank barn
  • Apple and fruit tree artifacts
  • One of the museums in PA with exhibits
  • Apple memorabilia collections
  • Late 1880’s farm kitchen
  • General store

Schriver House Museum

Schriver House Museum

309 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg 17325

April-November Mon-Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM
December 1-18 Saturdays 10 AM-5 PM
March – Saturdays 10 AM-5 PM, Sundays 10 AM-2 PM

  • Civilian perspective on the Battle of Gettysburg in the George and Hettie Shriver home
  • Artifacts and displays on Civil War era items and objects including household items, photos
  • Exhibits

Soldiers National Museum

Schriver House Museum

777 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg 17325

March, Spring, Fall 9 AM-5 PM, Summer 9 AM-7 PM

  • Civil War artifacts and memorabilia
  • Confederate encampment

Enjoy your visit to the museums in PA in Gettsyburg PA!

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