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A Solo Trip to Gettysburg

Reflect in the historical small-town of Gettysburg with a solo travel adventure that will leave you refreshed and inspired.

Day 1

Reflect in the historical small-town of Gettysburg with a solo travel adventure that will leave you refreshed and inspired.

The best way to begin your solo trip is with a little indulgence. If you’re staying downtown, you have plenty of places within walking distance to choose from.

If Irish cuisine is more your style, Garryowen Irish Pub is the place for you. Order the Shepherd’s Pie – their own family recipe from Ireland. Stick around for a while and catch some live music at the upstairs bar.

If a sweet treat is what you crave, Dunlap’s Restaurant serves up a variety of homemade seasonal desserts, including rotating mile-high meringue pies of every flavor – chocolate, coconut, lemon, you name it. While all our desserts are simply decadent, the made-from-scratch meringue steals the show.

Day 2

Begin your day with a sunrise hike on the battlefield. It’s truly humbling to walk on the same hallowed grounds as the soldiers over 150 years ago and to imagine the strength and courage they showed while in Gettysburg. If you’d like a guided tour, try a horseback tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide for a unique perspective.

It’s lunchtime! If you’re looking for some company while you eat, hop on a Savor Gettysburg Food Tour. Sample some of the best cuisine in the area while exploring historic downtown Gettysburg. Take note of some shops and museums that you may want to come back to and explore on your own.

In the evening, laugh, ponder and reflect with a show at the Majestic Theater. Choose from live performances, musical entertainment and independent movies – the great thing about solo travel is it’s completely up to you to decide.

Day 3

Before departing for home, get creative with a class at the Adams County Arts Council or Under the Horizon Pottery Arts Studio. Learn a new skill or work on your existing ones.

If you prefer the kitchen to a canvas, check out Hollabaugh Bros. Inc. Fruit Farm and Market or Oyler’s Organic Farms & Market. Both offer cooking classes instructing you on how to whip up tasty dishes with fresh ingredients from the farm.

This mix of culinary, art and foodie experiences will give you just a taste of what Gettysburg has to offer. Come back and dive deeper into each!

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Gettysburg’s only Irish-Owned pub offers a genuine taste of Ireland through “Ceol, cainte agus craic” ~ “Music, talk and fun.”

717-337-2719

126 Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Dunlap's is your casual family dinning destination in historic Gettysburg. Plenty of free parking. Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

717-334-4816

90 Buford Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Guiding visitors for over 100 years! Step back in time in the comfort of your own vehicle and let your Licensed Battlefield Guide bring to life one of history's most famous battles.

717-337-1709

241 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Let us guide your taste buds through a historic and savory journey throughout Gettysburg as we visit unique eateries, wineries and breweries and experience the food, rich history and culture in a way that only Gettysburg can offer.

717-688-9584

Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater keeps audiences applauding year round!

717-337-8200

25 Carlisle Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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A 500-member non-profit agency supporting artistic efforts throughout the county's schools and communities cultivating an arts rich community.

717-334-5006

125 S. Washington Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Under The Horizon (UTH) is an outreach based studio. We use our creative talents to serve our community. Offering walk-in art activities, pottery lessons, summer camps, parties, field trips and fundraisers. Enjoy our in-house pottery shoppe and online Etsy store at PrayerThumbprint.

717-752-4593

2650 Biglerville Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Come visit us and find out that we are not just a store, but an experience! Not only do we have all kinds of amazing goodies and fresh produce, but also fun activities for the entire family. We put "family fun" back on the calendar!

717-677-8412

545 Carlisle Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

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Shop for your local, organic produce, pastured raised meats, & more organic products at Oyler's. We're open year-round!

717-677-8411

400 Pleasant Valley Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

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