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Go Beyond the Battle . . .

At the Adams County Historical Society, we invite you to experience the story of Gettysburg from a new perspective. Beyond the Battle Museum opens April 15, 2023. Here, you will embark on a thrilling journey through time featuring the true stories of civilians caught in the crossfire of the Civil War's deadliest battle.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or lifelong history buff, the Adams County Historical Society will open your eyes to the civilian story – a new and exciting perspective on America’s most famous small town and the battle that changed the course of American history.


Our museum - Beyond the Battleis Gettysburg's newest attraction, featuring hundreds of rare artifacts and the latest technology to explore over three centuries of remarkable stories. Our principal exhibit - Caught in the Crossfire - invites visitors to step inside a meticulously recreated Civil War-era home and experience the ordeal of Gettysburg's civilians up close through sights, sounds, and special effects. 


The Adams County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1888 to protect millions of historic records and artifacts significant to the history of Gettysburg and Adams County, Pennsylvania.

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In this Artifact Spotlight, learn about Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower registering to vote in Adams County.

In this Artifact Spotlight, learn about Private Charles Edward Gilbert, his service during the Civil War, and his bucktail, which will be featured in Gettysburg's newest museum, Beyond the Battle.

  • In my years as an author, I’ve learned that some of the best stories are tucked away in community libraries, archives, and historical societies. Right here in Gettysburg, so many of these stories are held by the Adams County Historical Society.

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