Plan Your Gettysburg Trip


Welcome Back to Gettysburg

Wait - you haven't been to Gettysburg since you were in school? Or perhaps since when your kids were in school? It's time to reconnect with Gettysburg and see what's new!

Day 1

You haven?t been to Gettysburg since you were in school? Or perhaps when your kids were in school? It?s time to reconnect with Gettysburg and see what?s new!

Begin your vacation by getting reacquainted with Gettysburg at the Gettysburg History Center where you can see the entire 6,000-acre battlefield in 3-D miniature as you hear the story of the three-day battle and how it progressed. Be sure to check out the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitors Center which offers a featured film “A New Birth of Freedom” and the restored “Battle of Gettysburg” cyclorama painting – the largest painting in the country depicting the third day’s battle. Don’t miss the museum portion, where the story of the Battle and the war is told through 12 galleries that include artifacts, interactive exhibits and additional films.

After lunch, see the battlefield up close with a guided tour. Are you looking for a new and unique way to tour the battlefield? Hop in a scoot coupe, rent a scooter, or take a horseback tour… the opportunities are endless!

Day 2

Hopefully, you got a good night’s rest for the busy day of history, food and drinks ahead of you! First, check out the Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum located on Day 1 battlegrounds. Learn about this first day of the battle, the seminary and Civil War field medicine in the building that was the largest field hospital at Gettysburg. We highly recommend adding the cupola tour on to your visit! View the surrounding area from the same vantage point of Brigadier General John Buford on July 1, 1863.

You should also stop by the David Wills House to learn the story of President Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address in the place where Lincoln spent the night before his renowned speech. Or learn about Gettysburg’s history outside of the Civil War with a tour of President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg home at Eisenhower National Historic Site.

After the history, grab some lunch at one of our mouthwatering restaurants. If you are looking for a little variety, try the Savor Gettysburg Food Tour – it is a great way to try out several restaurants and discover the streets of Gettysburg. Afterward, explore the countryside.

Everyone knows Gettysburg’s Civil War history, but did you know of our rich agriculture? Countryside farm markets are scattered throughout the county. The apples, grapes, wheat and hops we grow here are also turned into flavorful craft beverages. Journey along the Adams County Pour Tour to sample some of these luscious libations, meet the beverage makers and earn prizes along the way. Stay long enough and you can enjoy dinner at one of our unique dining options like Hickory Bridge Farm Restaurant – it’s family style, so go hungry.

Day 3

Hit the county again to tour the orchards or pick your own fruit at Boyer?s Nurseries & Orchards or Hollabaugh Brothers Fruit Farm & Market.

Hit the county again to tour the orchards or pick your own fruit at Boyer’s Nurseries & Orchards or Hollabaugh Brothers Fruit Farm & Market. After all the eating and drinking, a good hike wouldn’t hurt. Get better acquainted with nature at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve where ten miles of trails feature woodlands, mountain streams, ponds and a restored mineral quarry. Or check out one of these other hiking spots in the area.

Now that you’re refreshed, you can head home and plan the next reunion trip to Gettysburg.

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


241 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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The official start to your Gettysburg visit. Explore Gettysburg. Begin with the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience. Tour the Battlefield with a Licensed Battlefield Guide. Connect to the battlefield with National Park Service programs.


1195 Baltimore Pike,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Experience Gettysburg on a level offered no place else! We offer guided tours, hourly rentals and relaxing twilight rides.


71 Buford Ave,
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!


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

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Tour the historic Gettysburg Battlefield on horseback - hourly trail rides and narrated tours along the scenic trails of the Gettysburg National Park. No better way to see the Battlefield than on the back of an amazing horse!


Tours begin at McMillan Woods Youth Campground, West Confederate Avenue,
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.


610 Taneytown Road,
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.


111 Seminary Ridge,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Best known as the house where President Abraham Lincoln stayed prior to delivering the Gettysburg Address, the David Wills House features a National Park Service seven-gallery interactive museum relating the story of Wills, Lincoln’s visit and the Gettysburg Address.


8 Lincoln Square,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Adjacent to the Battlefield, President Eisenhower's home and farm served as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders.

717-338-9114 x4411

1195 Baltimore Pike. Suite 100, Shuttle Service Only,
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.


Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Discover the unique tastes of Adams County, Pennsylvania's craft beverages with a self-guided journey along the Adams County Pour Tour.


Around Adams County,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Family-Style dining served in a restored 160 year-old barn. A few of the many featured entrees include Oven Fried Chicken, Roast Beef with dressing and our Crab Imperial casserole and so much more. Spectacular lights and decorations adorn the barn for the holiday. Come check it out.


96 Hickory Bridge Road,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

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A 5th generation family-owned business. U-pick cherries, blueberries, and apples available seasonally. Wine & hard cider tasting room. Live evergreen hedge maze. Full-service garden center and nursery. Open March thru Christmas.


405 Boyer Nursery Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

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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!


545 Carlisle Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

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