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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.

A Day in Haunted Gettysburg

A Day in Haunted Gettysburg

After the unforgettable events that took place in Gettysburg in July 1863, many have told accounts of otherworldly occurrences by the spirits left behind. If you’re looking to get spooked and witness the unexplainable for yourself, check out this trip idea.

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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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Adams County Wine Trail

Adams County Wine Trail

By Paige Neidig – What makes a perfect wine trail? Lots of stops close together, a scenic drive and fantastic wines, of course. In the heart of Adams County, Pa., you’ll find all of the makings for a perfect wine trail. To make it even better, your drive time will be spent meandering through fruitful orchards … Continue reading Adams County Wine Trail

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