We could all use a long weekend getaway right about now! In Gettysburg, we are dedicated to ensuring that our destination is safe for you to visit. With mask mandates and social distancing practices in place, as well as plenty of opportunities to experience the destination in the great outdoors, you can plan a Labor Day escape knowing safety is top of mind.
Get into town Friday evening, check into your accommodation, and jump right in with a historic walking tour. Learn more about the town and the history that put Gettysburg on the map from a Licensed Town Guide. Following your tour, grab dinner at one of our local restaurants. If you prefer, you can get carryout and eat at your accommodation – but many of our restaurants have fun outdoor dining setups for you to relax in while you enjoy your meal.
Sample more of Gettysburg’s culinary masterpieces with a food tour. It’s hard to pick just one dish to try, and this is the perfect compromise! As you walk around downtown, you’ll notice that Gettysburg has lots of adorable shops and boutiques. After your tour, go back and visit the ones that caught your eye. Don’t forget your mask!
Wrap up your evening with a visit to Soldiers’ National Cemetery. Visit the grave sites of the brave soldiers who lost their lives in the Battle of Gettysburg and listen to the 100 Nights of Taps tribute one last time before summer ends.
If you haven’t been able to tell, Gettysburg is a foodie town. Don’t miss an opportunity to grab a hearty brunch before heading out on the battlefield for a tour. Most tours include an option to have a Licensed Battlefield Guide lead the way so you can soak in the history of the hallowed grounds, or you can privately enjoy the experience with only the members of your family or group. There are many ways to tour the battlefield, including by foot, bus, horse, Segway, carriage or bicycle. Use this as an opportunity to try something new!
In the evening, book a ghost tour and discover the spirits that still linger in this historic town. If you’re feeling brave, you can even partake in a paranormal investigation and use the newest technology to communicate with the spirits you encounter.
Before heading home, you must head out to the countryside and experience Adams County’s agriculture. Check out one of our local farm markets and pick out some tasty finds for a picnic at the park. Or pick-your-own produce straight from the farm.
As we move forward, defining what the “new normal” looks like together, Destination Gettysburg wants to assure our new and returning visitors that we stand committed to the safety of our travelers, residents and community as our first priority. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 mandates in Gettysburg, please visit our Safe Travel page. Note: Masks are required in all public places.