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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!

A Rainy Day in Gettysburg

A Rainy Day in Gettysburg

Everybody hopes for sunshine and clear skies on their vacation, but sometimes the weather has other plans. Don’t worry – in Gettysburg, there’s still plenty to keep you busy if it rains!

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A New Perspective of the Gettysburg Battlefield

A New Perspective of the Gettysburg Battlefield

For travelers visiting Gettysburg or those who live in the heart of this charming town such as myself, hoping to view the stunning and picturesque sights of the open grass of the battlefield, riding horseback is certainly a unique and memorable way to experience it.

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The Magic of Snow Tubing at Liberty Mountain Resort

The Magic of Snow Tubing at Liberty Mountain Resort

By Paige Neidig –  Growing up, my family and some of our friends would go snow tubing every winter. My mom would tightly bundle me up in snow gear, layer after layer, until I could barely move, but that didn’t stop me from sprinting to the tubing area to pick out what I deemed to be … Continue reading The Magic of Snow Tubing at Liberty Mountain Resort

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