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A Summer Visit to Gettysburg


Summer is definitely the busiest season in Gettysburg. The warm days, usually averaging in the mid to upper 80s, often make visitors wonder what it must have been like to fight in July 1863 while wearing wool! We recommend you bring your shorts, some comfy walking shoes and thin short sleeve or sleeveless shirts. You may still wish to wear long pants or at least some long socks if you plan to hike the open fields of the National Park as we are prone to ticks in southern Pennsylvania. The weather tends to remain warm in the evenings, so it’s unlikely you’ll need a jacket on your evening ghost tour.

Because summer is high travel season in Gettysburg, that means you will find the most happening. Outdoor dining is in full swing and our wineries are hosting outdoor concerts. Living History Encampments are set up each weekend on the battlefield and at several businesses and you are sure to see a few soldiers and civilians strolling the streets as though it is still the 1860s. It’s a great time for a horseback tour of the battlefield or pick-your-own at the farms followed by a dip in the pool and your friendly accommodation.

Summer is a great time for a full blown Gettysburg vacation for the entire family.

Your Teens Go to Gettysburg

Your Teens Go to Gettysburg

Let’s be honest, our kids love their mobile devices – their phones and tablets are all but connected to them. That is why Gettysburg is the place to bring them – they can use them, but they will likely want to put them down. Really… just try it.

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Adams County Wine Trail

Adams County Wine Trail

By Paige Neidig – What makes a perfect wine trail? Lots of stops close together, a scenic drive and fantastic wines, of course. In the heart of Adams County, Pa., you’ll find all of the makings for a perfect wine trail. To make it even better, your drive time will be spent meandering through fruitful orchards … Continue reading Adams County Wine Trail

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Summertime Sippin’ – Summer Cocktails You Must Try in Gettysburg

Summertime Sippin’ – Summer Cocktails You Must Try in Gettysburg

Gettysburg’s craft beverage scene includes some amazing locally produced wine, beer, cider, spirits and yes, unique, tasty cocktails. Many area restaurants are featuring cocktails this summer that’ll refresh and cool you off and many highlight locally sourced ingredients, too. If you’re looking to explore Gettysburg’s craft beverage scene, and you want a drink that’ll cool … Continue reading Summertime Sippin’ – Summer Cocktails You Must Try in Gettysburg

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