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General Lee's Headquarters

401 Buford Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA

This stone house, which at the time of the Civil War was owned by statesman Thaddeus Stevens, served as the personal headquarters of General Robert E. Lee in Gettysburg. The house was chosen because it was located at the center and rear of the Confederate battle lines. In addition to its ideal location, the house's thick stone walls allowed General Lee protection from artillery shells.  In the spring of 1922, the house was opened as the Lee Museum by Mr. C.F. Daley and remains one of the oldest museums in Gettysburg.


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Located 23 miles east of I-81 on U.S. 30. From Harrisburg take U.S. 15 south for 36 miles to U.S. 30 west.

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Museum, gift shop, rest rooms.

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Adults $3.00, children (fifteen and under) free


Daily: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.; Closed: December-February; call for extended summer hours.



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