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Gettysburg Safe Travel Tips

Gettysburg welcomes the return of our visitors, events, and activities as our county has been moved to a “Green” status by the governor. However, we remain cautious and vigilant that we are putting our people – visitors, business owners, and residents alike – first. Ahead of any other concerns or agendas is this newly forged idea of what Safe Travel means. As you prepare to visit Gettysburg, from out of town, or out of state, you may have questions about what is open in our destination and the safety guidelines we have in place.

Many of our businesses and services are open, thriving, and eager for our summer surge of visitors. But many are still meeting the challenges of new safety protocols, guidelines, and rules set forth by the governor’s office, independent industry health requirements, and the CDC in order to prevent a return of the worst effects of the COVID-19 virus. We want to do everything we can to welcome you back to Gettysburg, while ensuring everyone’s safety.

We’ve created a page on our website that monitors our businesses, our daily county conditions, events and activities with up-to-the minute attention. And our office is fielding and encouraging calls from anyone looking for details, tips, and updates. In addition, we wanted to create a list of answers to frequently asked questions and travel tips as many of you are looking to visit our historic destination once again.

  • Are masks required?

Masks are required when in public. Please be prepared to wear a mask when inside businesses, shops, and restaurants.

  • What is open?

In the “Green” phase, many of our museums, shops, restaurants, and attractions are open in some capacity. Social distancing guidelines must be followed, and many businesses are running at a limited capacity to meet social distancing requirements. For an up-to-date list of business openings and operations, please visit the Safe Travel section on our website.

  • Can I eat inside a restaurant?

Yes, many of our restaurants are now offering dine-in eating as well as outdoor seating, carryout, curbside pickup, and delivery options. Restaurants are mandated to operate at a limited 25% capacity for dine-in eating, so please allow extra time to be seated. Click here for a list of current restaurant openings and operations.

  • Do out-of-state residents have special visitation requirements?

No, out-of-state residents do not have special visitation requirements. All travelers must adhere to the CDC and government guidelines for wearing masks and social distancing.

  • Please remember to call each business in advance to inquire about special rules and regulations.

As our businesses navigate these new guidelines and safety protocols, there may be slightly different rules and regulations from place to place. It is advised to call prior to visiting any business to learn about new rules and regulations.

Gettysburg stands rededicated – committed to offering you the safest and best experience possible in these new times. We look forward to your return to our small town.

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