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A Summer Visit to Gettysburg


Summer is one of the most popular times to visit 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 some shorts, 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.

There is always something new to do during Gettysburg summer seasons. Outdoor dining is in full swing and many spots along the Adams County Pour Tour craft beverage trail host outdoor concerts. Festival season is upon us and from peach to bluegrass and Irish to baseball, there’s sure to be something that will peak your interest. Living History Encampments are set up each weekend on the battlefield 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 or Segway tour of the battlefield. Pick-your-own fresh juicy cherries, blueberries and strawberries at the farms followed by a refreshing dip in the pool at your friendly accommodation.

Summer is a great time for a week-long Gettysburg vacation for the entire family.

A Mid-Week Summer Stay

A Mid-Week Summer Stay

A mid-week trip to Gettysburg is a great way to explore town with a few less crowds and just as much action. Check out this trip idea for a mid-week adventure in Gettysburg.

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2018 Gettysburg Music Festivals

2018 Gettysburg Music Festivals

Many come to Gettysburg for the history, but what you may not know is that Gettysburg also has an impressive list of music festivals throughout the year. From bluegrass to brass, and rock to Irish, there is a scene for just about any musical taste. Check out this list of 2018 festivals with live music … Continue reading 2018 Gettysburg Music Festivals

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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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