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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.

Family Fun for Young Ones

Family Fun for Young Ones

It is never too early to bring the kids to Gettysburg – give them a taste of history, mix in the fun, and you have a recipe for the perfect family vacation!

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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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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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