Like you, we have endured and made sacrifices. Like you, we have worked to maintain hope. And now, as our community and businesses begin the reopening process, Gettysburg emerges rededicated. Get ideas from this safe travel itinerary as you begin planning your trip to Gettysburg.
Whether it’s your first time in Gettysburg, or you’re one of our beloved returning visitors, one of the first places you’ll want to step foot on is the battlefield. Many describe their time spent on these hallowed grounds as soulful, meditative even. Breathe in the fresh air and take your time exploring the 6,000 acres of hallowed grounds that make up Gettysburg National Military Park. For an immersive experience, hire a Licensed Battlefield Guide to show you around, caravan style. You may also ride on horseback, Segway, or bicycle – with social distancing measures in place for your safety.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, we have you covered. Feel safest with carryout or curbside pickup? We have it! Want to stay outdoors? No problem! Feeling ready to dine inside? Come on in! Have your pick from this list of amazing restaurants.
If it’s a nice day, make the most of it! Hit up a golf course or walk the beautiful paths of the Gettysburg National Military Park. Take a stroll downtown and check out our boutique shops and stores – here’s a list of what’s open.
Not ready for the day to end? Put your minds together to navigate your way out of an escape room or book a spooky ghost tour.
Our businesses are dedicated to creating safe and memorable experiences for you and your family. You can rest easy. Our accommodations are following CDC and DOH guidelines with your safety top of mind.
Many of our historical museums are reopening with new safety guidelines in place. Assess the battlefield from a bird’s eye view at Civil War Tails at the Homestead Diorama Museum, LLC and the Gettysburg History Center. Get a civilian’s perspective at the Jennie Wade House and Shriver House Museum. Peek out at the battlefield from the cupola at the top of the Seminary Ridge Museum. There’s so much to discover!
Explore Gettysburg with a knowledgeable guide on a walking tour with the Gettysburg Licensed Town Guides or a double decker bus tour with Gettysburg Tour Center. For your safety, the size of tour groups has been reduced. Make your reservations in advance to secure your spot!
Bring your visit to a close with a unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else. Head to the Land of Little Horses – it’s a farm park with miniature farm animals and a legendary unicorn! Be sure to treat yourself to creamy homemade fudge and candy at Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium. The free museum features a collection of over 12,000 elephant figurines of every size, shape and color!
Welcome back to Gettysburg. We’ve missed you. For the latest Adams County business updates and reopening, visit www.destinationgettysburg.com/safe-travel
In the winter months, sometimes all we want to do is get away and snuggle up with the one we love.
The warmth and charm of small-town Gettysburg is never more alive than it is during the holiday season.
We know how stir crazy the kids, and the adults, can get during the wintertime. Pack the family up and head to Gettysburg for a long weekend!