This February, we invite you to warm up with a getaway to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Whether you’re looking to get away with someone special, honor our nation’s presidents or get the adrenaline pumping with some winter recreation, there is an abundance of ways for visitors to get away this February to America’s favorite historic destination.
Here are our top 10 reasons to plan a February escape to Gettysburg …
Get cozy in what some are calling one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most romantic destinations. Cuddle up in a quiet bed and breakfast or historic inn, and dine fireside in one of the town’s taverns before heading out to the countryside to enjoy wineries with amazing views or breweries with a mouth-watering assortment of craft beverages.
There’s no better month to show you’re committed to your special someone than February, and a new event on February 17, Gettysburg Loves Love, gives you the perfect opportunity to express your feelings by renewing your vows with your spouse and a hundred others in the town square.
If it’s not romance you’re looking for, maybe it’s your love of presidential history. President’s Day Weekend is February 16-19, and Gettysburg’s connections to U.S. presidents are like no other. Follow in Lincoln’s footsteps during his short, but long-remembered trip to Gettysburg to deliver his famous address, or visit the retirement home of 34th president, Dwight D. Eisenhower and other presidential sites around Gettysburg.
Stop waiting for warmer weather and embrace the winter season by getting outdoors and trying something new. Just 15 minutes from Gettysburg is Liberty Mountain Resort, a great place to learn skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, or just warming up by the fire with a mug of cocoa and watching. Photo Credit: Liberty Mountain Resort.
OK, so maybe skiing is not quite up your alley, but you still want to get outside. Join a hiking party – fully guided, free hikes held in two nearby locations in February – Caledonia State Park and Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve.
Get a taste of history without going out into the cold with Gettysburg National Military Park’s Winter Lecture Series – held every weekend and focuses on a series of topics from Civil War and Civil Rights to battlefield biology and presidential history in Gettysburg. Oh, and it’s free.
Are you a little “hangry” about your new year’s resolutions? Us too. There’s always next year. In the meantime, enjoy a great variety of restaurants and eateries that will warm your soul – everything from historic taverns to trendy cafes, diners, coffee shops and chocolate … lots of chocolate.
See a show at the Majestic Theater – a historic and charming icon in the heart of Gettysburg. This month, live shows include “Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live” and “Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo,” a comedy ballet of male dancers. Book your lodging, make your dinner reservations and sit back and enjoy the show. Photo Credit: Don Pierce.
Kick off the 2024 season of the Adams County Pour Tour by visiting wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries, and a meadery to taste an assortment of delicious craft beverages throughout Gettysburg and the countryside. The new passport launches February 5.
And of course, February is Black History Month. Gettysburg and its countryside are filled with amazing stories of Gettysburg’s Black residents – before, during and after the battle. Visit museums throughout Gettysburg to discover these accounts and honor Black History Month.
For a full list of events happening in February – including live music, wedding shows, trivia nights and more – visit Destinationgettysburg.com/things-to-do/gettysburg-pa-events/.