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Family Connections

Gettysburg has always been about connecting with history – whether it be learning about the Civil War, finding an ancestor who fought here or understanding what the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg or the Gettysburg Address means to us today. As a vacation destination, Gettysburg is also a place for families to slow down and reconnect with each other.

Exploring the history of Gettysburg is why millions of people visit Gettysburg each year. Touring the battlefield, exploring the museums, interacting with living historians all allow us to connect with the historical happening of 1863. By walking in the footsteps of the soldiers and civilians of the time, we reconnect with our past and understand the impact this great tragedy still has on us today.

So many are drawn here because of family connections to the battle, others are drawn here to reconnect with their family of today. What better way to create memories than a visit to Gettysburg to bike the battlefield, hike across Pickett’s Charge or tour the town to learn about families like your own. Of course you have to mix in the fun with miniature golf tournaments, family hikes at Strawberry Hill, go-kart races, pick-your-own fruit activities at our farms and outstanding concerts and festivals. Get ready to post your pics – you won’t want to forget one moment of your family time together. Print out our downloadable Li’l Lincoln from the Trip Ideas section of our site to join in on your family fun in Gettysburg – he’s a great photobomber!

Hop on Over to Hanover

Hop on Over to Hanover

Many visitors vacation in Gettysburg multiple times a year and are always looking for new things to experience. Take a short day trip over to Hanover, Pennsylvania on your next vacation!

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Ten Ways to Experience Gettysburg for Free

Ten Ways to Experience Gettysburg for Free

Gettysburg has always been known as an affordable destination. With inexpensive lodging, dining and attractions, it’s a great destination for a variety of travelers, especially families. And there’s no price more affordable than free. The region boasts a variety of free activities, museums and tours that make the trip enjoyable and give visitors some extra … Continue reading Ten Ways to Experience Gettysburg for Free

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