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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 is now officially open. 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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