11 days in Gettysburg & Harpers Ferry Itinerary

11 days in Gettysburg & Harpers Ferry Itinerary

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Gettysburg
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Harpers Ferry
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Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Get some cultural insight at Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. Appreciate the collections at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Rupp House. Explore Gettysburg's surroundings by going to Renfrew Museum and Park (in Waynesboro) and Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (in Hagerstown). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Monument to Major General George Gordon Meade, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station, and don't miss a visit to Monument to Brigadier General Gouverneur Kemble Warren.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip builder tool.

Louisville to Gettysburg is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Louisville in September, you will find days in Gettysburg are a bit cooler (77°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Renfrew Museum and Park, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
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Evergreen Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery
National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton ©

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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Get some historical perspective at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Antietam National Cemetery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum and Patsy Cline Historic House. Explore Harpers Ferry's surroundings by going to Fort Frederick State Park (in Big Pool), Dinosaur Land (in White Post) and Winchester (Kernstown Battlefield and Pritchard House & Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Pry House Field Hospital Museum, hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, learn about winemaking at Big Cork Vineyards, and contemplate the long history of Belle Grove Plantation.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Harpers Ferry trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Harpers Ferry takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September in Harpers Ferry, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Winchester, Strasburg, Belle Grove Plantation, Pry House Field Hospital Museum, Fort Frederick State Park
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Pry House Field Hospital Museum ©
Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters ©
Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters
Belle Grove Plantation ©
Belle Grove Plantation

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