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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.

Be Presidential in Gettysburg

Be Presidential in Gettysburg

Gettysburg has hosted many presidents, but Eisenhower and Lincoln both left their mark on our community. We invite you to spend time learning their stories and feeling presidential while you’re here.

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As the Sun Sets on Gettysburg

As the Sun Sets on Gettysburg

By Eliza Hunt – I still remember the first time I visited Gettysburg when I was 7 years old. Where I grew up – in New Jersey – there are only cornfields and forests, so the hustle and bustle of even a small town like Gettysburg seemed almost magical to me. Even now, as I … Continue reading As the Sun Sets on Gettysburg

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Beating the Summer Heat in Gettysburg, Pa.

Beating the Summer Heat in Gettysburg, Pa.

By Carl Whitehill – The summer season is a great time for a Gettysburg roadtrip, but if you’re worried about the temperatures, this town has a variety of ways for visitors to cool down and chill out. Visitors may even find themselves exploring parts of the destination they would have never considered. Start by planning … Continue reading Beating the Summer Heat in Gettysburg, Pa.

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