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10 Safe Things to do With Your Kids in Gettysburg This Summer

July 23, 2020

2020 has thrown a lot of curve balls our way, and by now the kids are probably begging to get out and explore. Gettysburg has safety measures in place including a statewide mask mandate and social distancing protocols so you can safely bring your family for a visit. For the most up-to-date COVID-19 safety guidelines, head to our Safe Travel page. Check out this list of ten safe Gettysburg experiences to do with your kids this summer.1. Take a Walk in Nature Head to the Strawberry Hill nature preserve or one of our nearby state parks and follow the trails ... Read This Story

Things To Do With Kids In Gettysburg

February 28, 2019

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is an excellent destination for families with kids. The area offers a small-town feel, yet boasts a large variety of experiences that both parents and kids can enjoy.

We wanted to provide you a guide that will help you plan your family’s getaway to Gettysburg. No matter the ages or interests of your kids, we know you’ll find something in the list below that will provide your family with those vacation memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you are a parent or a grandparent, grab a notebook and pen, take a look at the guide below and start ... Read This Story

Comfort Foods to Try in Gettysburg

December 20, 2018

Sometimes in life, you want fresh and healthy food, and sometimes you want straight up comfort. This list is for the latter, for when you are looking for an indulgent, warming and comforting bite to eat. From soups to sandwiches, from shareable appetizers to classic comfort dishes, check out the list below for some of the most delicious comfort foods in Gettysburg.

Baked King’s Onion Soup at the Dobbin House Tavern

There’s nothing more comforting than a piping hot cup of soup. The Dobbin House Tavern’s baked king’s onion soup is a customer favorite, rightfully so. It’s made from scratch, with beef ... Read This Story

10 “Instagrammable” Spots in Gettysburg

August 22, 2018

With it’s remarkable history, gorgeous countryside views and spunky personality, the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is full of photo opportunities to remember your travels and make your friends jealous of the adventures you took! Take a look at our list of these perfect “Instagrammable” spots in Gettysburg.

1. Little Round Top

Little Round Top offers a stunning view of a picturesque portion of Gettysburg National Military Park. It’s also the site of the General Warren monument, a favorite among many. Take a selfie with these breathtaking views in the background for a still capture of your Gettysburg memories or grab a shot ... Read This Story

Making the Most of Gettysburg in a Day

July 10, 2018

For most travelers, Gettysburg is a place that takes at least a few days to experience. Even then, it sometimes takes a trip back to fit in the rest. The historic town, the hallowed battlegrounds and scenic countryside all give visitors a unique look into this small Pennsylvania community.

But, sometimes, visitors can be short on time, and want to make the best of just a day in Gettysburg. It’s tough to determine what, however, to include in a day-trip. Check out the ideas below for how to spend one day in Gettysburg!

A Day for History Lovers

If you’re traveling for Gettysburg’s ... Read This Story

Eight Great Gettysburg Battlefield Hikes & Walks

April 5, 2018

There is an abundance of ways to tour Gettysburg National Military Park. Each place takes visitors to unique vantage points and provides different perspectives of the three-day battle throughout the 6,000-acre park.

But often it’s the pace that can make the biggest difference, and that’s no more noticeable than by tackling the hallowed grounds by foot. While there are trails at Gettysburg National Military Park that some would consider a good hike, much of the battlefield’s pedestrians pathways are more in line with walking than hiking.

Touring the battlefield by foot not only gives travelers an up-close look at where history happened, ... Read This Story

Homeschool Field Trip to Gettysburg: 7 Spots You Don’t Want to Miss

August 24, 2017

It’s that time of year again when school starts up for children around the country, including the estimated 1.5 million homeschool students that not only get their first glimpses of their curriculum and homework assignments, but to plan field trips that bring their studies to life.

Gettysburg and the surrounding countryside is an amazing outdoor classroom. With the iconic Civil War battlefield, hands-on museums and tours, as well as a unique farming community, homeschool field trips to the region are an amazing way to learn about a variety of subjects.

As always, it’s hard to narrow down our favorites, but we’ve selected ... Read This Story

Top Patriotic Experiences in Gettysburg

June 29, 2017

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania has often been described as one of the most patriotic places in the country. Throughout the year, there are attractions and events that celebrate and commemorate Gettysburg’s – and America’s – rich history. Patriotism is the pride and devotion to one’s country and Gettysburg gives visitors ample opportunities to feel just that. Here’s a list of places and events you can visit if you’re feeling patriotic in your travels to Gettysburg.

Gettysburg National Military Park

The biggest draw to Gettysburg is the history and Gettysburg National Military Park is the heart of that rich history. Walk the same paths that ... Read This Story

Dog-tripping in Gettysburg, Pa.

November 3, 2016

By Nicole Absher – There are so many exciting ways to experience everything Gettysburg has to offer. One of my favorite ways to explore the destination is to take my dog, Payton, around town. Last week I decided to take Payton on another “paw-some” adventure in Gettysburg!

Tails on the Battlefield

The Gettysburg battlefield is an extraordinary experience for both visitors and residents alike, especially in the fall. Having been on several guided battlefield tours myself, I find that one of my favorite stops is the Pennsylvania State Memorial. Although Payton didn’t want to go to the very top of the monument, ... Read This Story

Nine Ways to Experience Gettysburg for Free

August 25, 2016

Gettysburg has always been known as an affordable destination. With inexpensive lodging, dining and attractions, it’s a great destination for a variety of travelers, especially families.

And there’s no price more affordable than free.

The region boasts a variety of free activities, museums and tours that make the trip enjoyable and give visitors some extra money for a nice dinner or souvenir.

We’ve compiled our list of free experiences in and around Gettysburg. Whether you are on a low budget or not, these free experiences in and around Gettysburg are worth discovering.

Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park draws nearly more than ... Read This Story

All Aboard in Gettysburg, Pa.

August 12, 2016

By Paige Neidig – The history of Gettysburg, Pa., runs deep through the town. Also running through this small historic town is a distinguished railroad story, dating back to just a few years prior to the epic Civil War battle that stormed Gettysburg in 1863.

Much of Abraham Lincoln’s story, in fact, centers around the railroad and his journey to deliver the Gettysburg Address. And while the tale of the 16th president writing the speech on the back on an envelope on the way to Gettysburg is not true, his train ride and arrival in Gettysburg to the sights and sounds ... Read This Story

Take a hike! Our Top 5 Favorites near Gettysburg, Pa.

March 2, 2016

By Carl Whitehill – As we transition from winter into the warmer spring months, there’s nothing that my family enjoys more than lacing up our hiking boots and hitting the trails. It’s our way, I suppose, of finally breaking free of a life indoors and stretching our legs with Mother Nature.

My sons, ages 5 and 6, still prefer a walk in the woods over television, computers and video games and I want to foster that interest as much as I can.

Gettysburg is uniquely positioned between three state parks, several wildlife preserves and a beautiful 6,000-acre battlefield that attracts history buffs ... Read This Story

Christmas with Gettysburg’s First Family

December 17, 2015

By Carl Whitehill – In many ways, the Gettysburg home of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower isn’t much different than that of you and I. The Eisenhowers were known to be rather modest with their home, even as the 34th President and family celebrated the holiday season every year.

Staff at the Eisenhower National Historic Site (ENHS) let us in on a few of the holiday traditions of Gettysburg’s first family – from the decorations to the guests that would visit the presidential retreat during the season.

Even though the Eisenhower couple planned to spend their first Christmas holiday in 1955, Ike was ... Read This Story

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