Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site have launched new 3D tours of five of the park’s historic buildings. These tours provide a new and unprecedented level of access to iconic structures on the Gettysburg battlefield and the Eisenhower farm.
Whether you use your home computer, smartphone or virtual reality headset; a visitor has full and unique access to explore all of the following five historic buildings: 1) David Wills house, 2) Lydia Leister house, 3) Abraham Brian house, 4) Eisenhower house, and 5) Eisenhower show barn. These 3D tours can be found on the Gettysburg NMP website (www.nps.gov/gett) and the Eisenhower NHS website (www.nps.gov/eise).
Superintendent Steven D. Sims says, “We are thrilled to be able to bring these 3D tours to our visitors. Thanks to this new technology, these historic buildings can be experienced and enjoyed by all our visitors at any time. These amazing tours put the visitor in control of an up-close and personal experience with the stories of each of these structures.”
Through this new technology visitors can virtually walk in the footsteps of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, explore the room where Abraham Lincoln finished his immortal Gettysburg Address, or stand at the southern facing window of the Abraham Brian house and ponder what it must have meant to be an African American citizen of Gettysburg on the eve of the battle. Whether in the park or in the comfort of your own home, in a traditional classroom or on a virtual visit, we invite you to immerse yourself in these historic battlefield homes.