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A Winter Visit to Gettysburg


While many visitors think of Gettysburg as a summer destination, others know that winter is the time to discover the peace that is Gettysburg. A quiet tour of the battlefield without the crowds of spring and summer allow you to see clearly how the troops moved along the tree lines and through the open fields. Winter recreation adds a new spin to what you thought you knew – just a few minutes from Gettysburg, Liberty Mountain Resort offers skiing, snowboarding and tubing for you, your friends and your whole family.

Bundle up if you are coming for a visit. A walk through town to hit our cool shops while collecting your holiday gifts will be brisk in December. Those days seem warm compared to January and February when the snow blankets the fields and sidewalks. You can expect temperatures to range from the 40s to the 30s during the day and dip in the evenings and overnight. We average about 3” of snow, but even the meteorologists struggle with predictions during winter. Be prepared to warm up by the fire in the evening – check to see which of our accommodations offer fireplaces before you book your room.

Cold or not, if you bundle up, Gettysburg is beautiful, peaceful and fun in the winter. It’s our little secret… for now.

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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Wassail Punch – Honoring Adams County Apple Orchards

Wassail Punch – Honoring Adams County Apple Orchards

By Jess Clevenger – I recently came across a story about apple orchard wassailing and was instantly intrigued to learn more. I love hearing stories about traditions and customs of past generations and places, especially those associated with apple orchards. Apple orchard wassailing seemingly originated in cider-producing areas of England. Sometime in the winter months, most … Continue reading Wassail Punch – Honoring Adams County Apple Orchards

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8 Things to Do in Gettysburg this Winter

8 Things to Do in Gettysburg this Winter

Most visitors think of Gettysburg as a summertime destination – the re-enactment, battlefield walk, the ice cream shops and a cold beer at a tavern looking out over Lincoln Square. But more and more visitors are seeing the winter months as the ideal season to spend a weekend in one of America’s most popular destinations. … Continue reading 8 Things to Do in Gettysburg this Winter

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