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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 different perspective at our new museum, Beyond the Battle. 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 Battle is Gettysburg's newest attraction and USA TODAY's "Best New Museum." The museum features hundreds of rare artifacts and the latest technology to explore over three centuries of remarkable stories. Our premier 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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Any individual who financially qualifies, based upon level of income, may be granted free admission to the museum. The determination will be made by museum staff based upon that individual’s application for free admission.