Yes we have a famous battlefield to tour by car, bicycle, horseback, and even on foot but we boast a wealth of activities beyond those historic acres.
From historic taverns to ethnic cuisine, farm-to-table dining to unique edibles, the tastes of Gettysburg are sure to please every palate.
With adventures to suit every budget, Gettysburg and Adams County businesses offer plenty of packages to help visitors create their dream vacations.
Rest and Relaxation
Gettysburg isn’t just for history buffs. The destination features a variety of ways to unwind, have fun and create memories with friends and family.
Apple Country USA
Sure, Gettysburg is known for the Civil War, but the countryside outside the historic town is known across the United States for its abundant apple orchards which complement the region’s growing wine and hard cider industry as well as the many farm markets.
There is no other place like Gettysburg. The history comes alive as visitors pay their respects to the thousands of lives lost in just three days of fighting in 1863. The Soldiers’ National Cemetery is just one site that visitors come to reflect on that tragedy.
Bringing History to Life
With one of the world’s most renowned tour guide programs, Gettysburg is a place that looks beyond the facts and brings history to life through engaging tours, interactive exhibits and living historians themselves.
Gettysburg’s “Night Life”
The streets of this historic town are where stories of haunted sightings – most connected to the epic Civil War battle - are told by candlelight. Ghost tours connect Gettysburg’s history with modern day tales of paranormal encounters.
Gettysburg National Military Park
With more than 6,000 acres of preserved battleground and 26 miles of road, visitors flock to this national park to learn, to reflect and pay homage to the thousands of soldiers who lost their lives on these fields.
Gettysburg is a destination that is built for families. Kids young and old create great memories of fun times spent with their family in Gettysburg. Places like Land of Little Horses Farm Park lets families unwind, get nose-to-nose with new furry friends and laugh out loud.
A Place for Reflection
Gettysburg is a place where millions of visitors travel to every year in hopes of learning more about the Civil War’s greatest battle. Once they’re here, they marvel at the beauty of the battlefield and make time to reflect on the country’s history and how it’s shaped our lives today.
History in Every Corner
The battle occurred everywhere in Gettysburg – the farm fields, the streets and the region around. Visitors engage with the stories of Gettysburg’s own civilians through tours of the historic town.
A Taste of Gettysburg
With its wineries, farm markets, food tours and great restaurant, Gettysburg is emerging as a culinary destination. With the apple at the core of its epicurean scene, Gettysburg is proving that great food isn’t just for big cities.
A Town Like No Other
Gettysburg has history, character, charm and culture rarely found in a town of its size. Great restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and theaters line the streets of this historic town attracting visitors young and old.
Year-round, Gettysburg attracts a variety of visitors – many looking to escape the stresses of their daily lives and retreat to a welcoming, charming and fun destination.