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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.

Foodie Adventure in Gettysburg

Foodie Adventure in Gettysburg

Hit the road for a foodies fest in Gettysburg! We may be known for our Civil War battle, but that isn’t the only thing that is epic in Adams County – our culinary opportunities will leave you wanting more.

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Reconnecting with friends in Gettysburg

Reconnecting with friends in Gettysburg

By Lynneah Smith – Every year around this time, as the sun-shining days grow longer and the cool night’s breeze whispers in the dark, friends and families gather together in celebration of the season. It is a time for reconnecting with loved ones, relishing the outdoors and the plentiful activities that abound in the summer. … Continue reading Reconnecting with friends in Gettysburg

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A Bicycle Built for the Battlefield

A Bicycle Built for the Battlefield

By Carl Whitehill – One of the things I’ve always admired about Gettysburg is the number of ways to experience the history here. And while, I’ll admit, every tour isn’t for everybody – it’s great to have options and do something different once in a while … to see life through a different lens. Up until … Continue reading A Bicycle Built for the Battlefield

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