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Gettysburg

4.3
Battlefields · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
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. Just north of the city spreads the "Fruit Belt" of Pennsylvania, known for its sprawling apple orchards and vineyards. Gettysburg itself is a small town, home to only about 7,000 permanent residents. Despite its size, the town boasts many historical attractions, such as private museums that display vast collections of authentic Civil War firearms, uniforms, and other memorabilia. The town's true charm, however, comes from the numerous historical buildings that give Gettysburg its Colonial feel. Each year over 300,000 people take a trip here to attend the town's famous battle reenactments. If planning a holiday during that time, you must reserve your accommodations several months in advance. Use our United States vacation tool to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Gettysburg.
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Popular things to do in Gettysburg

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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Battlefield
Gettysburg National Military Park
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Gettysburg National Cemetery
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Gettysburg

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
National Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Harpers Ferry
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Battlefield
Antietam National Battlefield Sharpsburg
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
Great Allegheny Passage ©
Biking Trail
Great Allegheny Passage Cumberland
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Rocking S Ranch ©
Ranch
Rocking S Ranch Winchester
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Gettysburg

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Jennie Wade House ©
Historic Site
Jennie Wade House
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Little Round Top ©
Historic Site
Little Round Top
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Historic Site
Eisenhower National Historic Site
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Shriver House Museum ©
Historic Walking Area
Shriver House Museum
4.8
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Gettysburg

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Gettysburg Museum of History ©
Specialty Museum
Gettysburg Museum of History
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Gettysburg Diorama ©
Specialty Museum
Gettysburg Diorama
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center ©
History Museum
Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gettysburg Heritage Center ©
History Museum
Gettysburg Heritage Center
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Gettysburg

State of Pennsylvania Monument ©
Monument
State of Pennsylvania Monument
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Evergreen Cemetery
Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Rupp House ©
Specialty Museum
Rupp House
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Gibson's Photographic Gallery ©
Art Museum
Gibson's Photographic Gallery
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Gettysburg

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The Lion Potter of Gettysburg ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Lion Potter of Gettysburg
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
A&A Village Treasures ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
A&A Village Treasures
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Gettysburg Battlefield Books & Collectibles
Gift & Specialty Shop
Gettysburg Battlefield Books & Collectibles
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Under the Horizon ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Under the Horizon
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

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