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Gettysburg Rededicated

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.

Day 1

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 6,000 the 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, bicycle, or scooter – 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 hike the beautiful woods at Strawberry Hill. Take a walk downtown and check out our boutique shops and stores – here’s a list of what’s open.

Not ready for the day to end? Book a lane at Back Alley Axe, 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.

Day 2

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

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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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Visit Gettysburg. Learn some history. Bring home memories! We offer horseback rides on the Gettysburg Battlefield and battlefield and town horse-drawn carriage tours. Tour the Gettysburg Battlefield with Licensed Battlefield Guides on walking tours or private car tours- same day availability!

717-476-7428

Carriages: 297 Steinwehr Avenue, Horseback: Youth Camp Entrance, McMillan Woods,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Ride into history on a memorable and enjoyable tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield on our gentle and well-trained horses.

717-334-5100

610 Taneytown Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Tours of the Gettysburg Battlefield and area using Segway Personal Transporters(TM) and Licensed Battlefield Guides.

717-253-7987

22 Springs Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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We are the only and longest-running bicycle tour company in Gettysburg's History. This is the ONLY way to truly EXPERIENCE Gettysburg

717-752-7752

1195 Baltimore Pike,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Tour the historic Gettysburg Battlefield at your own pace, by scooter! No motorcycle license required.

717-778-8776

2285 Emmitsburg Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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A "4 1/2 Star" rated facility by Golf Digest and a "Must-Play" by Golfstyles. Golfstyles & Golfweek Magazines have praised the course for it's unique layout and spectacular scenery.

717-359-8000

601 Mason Dixon Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Since opening in 1993, a favorite choice for local & visiting golfers offering an outstanding challenge with two distinctly different nines.

717-359-8453

900 Teeter Road,
Littlestown, PA 17340

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Experience your love of nature at Strawberry Hill! Explore miles of hiking trails that connect to Michaux State Forest, engage with our naturalists by booking an educational program, play in cold mountain creeks or enjoy a picnic by our pond.

717-642-5840

1537 Mount Hope Road,
Fairfield, PA 17320

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Axe throwing is all the rage and what cooler place to make your first throw than in historic Gettysburg.

717-334-0844

123 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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1863 Escape Room gives its participants the opportunity to solve a Civil War mystery within one hour. As the suspense, excitement, and intrigue build, you will work as a team using your best intuition, instinct, and logic to become a "hero" before time runs out. Proudly located in historic downtown!

717-420-2409

344 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Do you have what it takes to Escape Confusion? Work together as a team to solve puzzles and escape from one of our unique rooms in 60 minutes or less!

717-698-3088

12 Carlisle Street, 3rd Floor,
Hanover, PA 17331

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Ghostly Images Ghost Tours offer nightly 90-minute walking tours inside the Jennie Wade House or Haunted Orphanage. These Locations have been seen on popular television shows and visited by thousands of brave souls. Weekly specialty tours also offered throughout the year. Join us, if you DARE!

717-334-6296

778 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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The tour that is vastly different from all the others. Each tour guide has their own distinct route.

717-338-1818

47 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Join us here at the Farnsworth House for historical and ghost presentations. Tour one of the most haunted inns in America during a ghost tour or paranormal investigation, or take an interactive history tour in Camp Tiger, our Civil War camp located right on property!

717-334-8838

401 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Unique museum featuring historically accurate dioramas with thousands of handmade miniature soldiers who are actually cats in uniform.

717-420-5273

785 Baltimore St,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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See the entire 6,000 acre battlefield at one time at the Gettysburg Diorama.

717-334-6408

241 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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With but few minor changes and repairs, the house remains much as it did more than 150 years ago. Authentically furnished from cellar to attic.

717-334-4100

548 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Travel back in time with a guide dressed in period attire as you walk through the Shrivers’ meticulously restored 1860 home to learn the other side of the Battle of Gettysburg - how families and their homes were affected during and after the battle that ravaged this historic town.

717-337-2800

309 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Start your Gettysburg journey at the heart of the First Day's Fighting. Located along Seminary Ridge on the National Park Service's auto tour route, guided tours of the building's cupola are available offering wonderful battlefield views. TripAdvisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence winner.

717-339-1300

111 Seminary Ridge,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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A town changed forever! Dead and dying soldiers lying everywhere. Walk the streets of Gettysburg with a Licensed Town Guide and hear the civilians' experiences of life in Gettysburg before, during and after the Battle. Venture to Gettysburg's seldom seen places. Experience Lincoln's visit.

717-253-5737

Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station, 35 Carlisle Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Tour aboard the famous Double Decker bus or join a Licensed Battlefield Guide tour offering a unique perspective into the struggles of the battle.

1-877-680-8687

778 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Join us for some family fun at The Land of Little Horses, where magic happens everyday!

717-334-7259

123 Glenwood Drive,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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The area's sweetest family tradition! Discover more than 12,000 elephant figurines in every size on display. Then check out our huge selection of candy, homemade fudge, fresh roasted peanuts and unique gifts, and stroll our acres of whimsical gardens. You'll never forget Mister Ed's!

717-352-3792

6019 Chambersburg Road,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

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