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"Olde Getty Place"

St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church The Gettysburg Female InstituteLincoln Cemetery MarkerStained glass window at St. Francis Xavier Church

"Olde Getty Place" in Gettysburg was created through the Elm Street Program of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is an  historic neighborhood within Gettysburg's Third Ward.  

Often overlooked by visitors, "Olde Getty Place" is home to the St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church, the Gettysburg Female Institute (birthplace of the Lutheran Theological Seminary and Gettysburg College), St. Francis Xavier Church (which served as a hospital during and after the battle), and Lincoln Cemetery, established in 1867 as a final resting place for Gettysburg's African American residents.

 "Olde Getty Place - A Gettysburg Walking Tour" was published to help visitors learn more about these and other "hidden" historic places in Gettysburg.

More info on the brochure

07/22/2010