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Gifts, Souvenirs, Swords, Muskets, Revolvers, Guns, (Black powder guns, black powder flintlock and black powder percussion muskets and revolvers) and a great selection of Books on the Battle of Gettysburg, Books on the Civil War, Biographies on Famous Americans, and major historical events. Also Historical Maps, collectible toy-soldiers, figurines and a wide selection of framed art. As well as educational toys and books for children a nd home-schooling.  

For inquiries and prices e-mail us at  habitatgettysburg@hotmail.com   

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Addresses 1-5 Steinwehr Avenue, and 461 Baltimore Street Gettysburg, PA 17325
E-mail habitatgettysburg@hotmail.com
Telephone (717) 334-1218 Shops 338-9573 Offices
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Gettysburg is 30 miles south of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; 53 miles west of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; 118 miles west of Philadelphia; 65 miles east of Breezewood, Pennsylvania (the junction of Interstate 70 and Interstate 76, also called the Pennsylvania Turnpike); and 54 miles north of Baltimore. We suggest traveling to Gettysburg on U.S. 15 .

U.S. Highway 15 is a divided four-lane highway in this section of southern Pennsylvania. The Gettysburg area is farming country as the scenery attests. Be on the lookout for slow-moving tractors, other farm vehicles and deer.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., radio stations report traffic and weather conditions. Citizens band radio users can find traffic information on Channel 19, and state police usually monitor Channel 9. Motorists receive a strong mobile telephone signal throughout the Gettysburg vicinity.

Gettysburg was settled in the 1780s and originally called Marsh Creek Settlement. During the 1790s, Gen. James Gettys laid out a town that he called Gettys-town. In 1800, when Pennsylvania allocated funds for a courthouse for the new Adams County, the village was renamed Gettysburg. It was incorporated in 1806.

Gettysburg remained relatively obscure until the summer of 1863. The three-day Battle of Gettysburg, considered one of the most significant engagements in the Civil War, catapulted this obscure village into international, memorable fame.

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