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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. Be sure to prepare for nature, as the Gettysburg National Military Park and our beautiful countryside are both brimming with wildlife. 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 at your friendly accommodation.

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

Welcome Back to Gettysburg

Welcome Back to Gettysburg

So many families visit when their kids are younger and then don’t make it back for years. If you haven’t been here in a few years, it’s time to reconnect with Gettysburg, and each other.

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10 Places for Outdoor Dining in Gettysburg

10 Places for Outdoor Dining in Gettysburg

In Gettysburg, one of the perks of a beautiful sunny day is being able to enjoy a meal outside. At many of our restaurants, you can dine outside while people watching at Lincoln Square or while taking in views overlooking historic battlegrounds. We’ve compiled a list of places for outdoor dining in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. … Continue reading 10 Places for Outdoor Dining in Gettysburg

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Bounty of the County – Harvest to Dish

Bounty of the County – Harvest to Dish

One of the most incredible things about Adams County, Pa., is it’s farming community. Orchards cover more than 20,000 acres of land in Adams County, and those orchards provide both stunning scenery and unbelievably delicious fruit. Lots of fruit – Adams County growers harvest 280 million pounds of apples each year, as well as countless … Continue reading Bounty of the County – Harvest to Dish

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