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Your Cozy Holiday Getaway

The warmth and charm of small-town Gettysburg is never more alive than it is during the holiday season. This two-day plan will fill you with that feel-good holiday cheer!

Day 1

The warmth and charm of small-town Gettysburg is never more alive than it is during the holiday season. This two-day plan will fill you with that feel-good holiday cheer!

One of the best parts of the holidays are all the yummy foods that go with the season. The 12 Tastes of Gettysburg Holiday Walking Food Tour allows you to sample some of Gettysburg’s most popular dishes while taking in the holiday decorations in the historic town.

Once your belly is full, head to Soldiers’ National Cemetery. During the month of December and into mid-January, sixteen hundred holiday wreaths are placed on the graves for Sergeant Mac Foundation’s National Wreath Project.

Take a short drive to New Freedom, Pennsylvania for a holiday train ride with Steam into History. Then head back to Gettysburg for dinner and catch a holiday performance or concert at one of our local theaters or churches.

Stay downtown, or check out one of our bed and breakfasts for your cozy winter retreat. Many have amazing breakfasts to look forward to in the morning.

Day 2

After breakfast, explore the Gettysburg area’s shopping scene. Are you into antiquing? Head to nearby New Oxford, Pa. for your primitives and antiques. Or head to Lincoln Square where you’ll find unique boutiques and shops with handmade gifts and one-of-a-kind artifacts. This year, your Christmas gifts can be personalized treasures carefully chosen for the ones you love. Also in Downtown Gettysburg, you’ll find plenty of dining options. Whether you prefer café style, upscale restaurants or pubs – you’ll find it downtown!

After lunch, head to Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center for your tickets to see An Eisenhower Christmas at Eisenhower National Historic Site. Every year, the former retirement home of President Eisenhower is decorated just as his wife Mamie would have done it – complete with a Christmas tree, poinsettias and mistletoe among other holiday decorations.

To end your stay, we encourage you to enjoy a Christmas feast at one of Gettysburg’s historic restaurants before heading back home for the holidays.

 

Not ready to leave yet? Here are 8 Places to get in the Holiday Spirit in Gettysburg to draw out your holiday cheer!

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Let us guide your taste buds through a savory journey around Gettysburg, visiting seven unique eateries covering just under one mile of non-continuous walking.

717-688-9584
888-252-5622

Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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A Civil War and Railroad historical experience aboard a steam powered, authentic replica excursion train.

717-942-2370
717-600-6535

2 West Main Street,
New Freedom , PA 17349

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Adjacent to the Battlefield, President Eisenhower's home & farm served as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders.

717-338-9114 x4411

1195 Baltimore Pike. Suite 100,
Shuttle Service Only, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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What could be better than to celebrate Christmas in Gettysburg? Shop, dine and see a show in the historic town of Gettysburg.

717-352-2164
1-888-805-7056

9555 Golf Course Road,
Fayetteville, PA 17222

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Celebrating its 10th season, the Majestic Theater announces international entertainment that will keep audiences applauding all year.

717-337-8200

25 Carlisle Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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One of Gettysburg's premier award-winning B&B Inns. Two historic buildings (1830 & 1898), great location, lovely gardens, on-site parking.

1-800-864-3464
717-338-9337

452 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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The Swope Manor Bed & Breakfast is a notable historic home built in 1836 and is located in the heart of Gettysburg.

717-398-2655
888-963-9714

58-60 York Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Historic bed & breakfast with 9 rooms and 1 suite. Nestled on the edge of the Battlefield, Baladerry Inn offers wooded scenery.

717-337-1342

40 Hospital Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Stay in an 1809 Civil War era Farmhouse on the Gettysburg Battlefield. The Inn's special features include cozy guest rooms and common rooms with gas fireplaces, delicious daily winter inspired breakfasts, and luxurious bathrooms with double soaking tubs and jacuzzis.

717-334-8804

2264 Emmitsburg Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Fresh Boutique is a locally owned women's clothing store located in historic downtown Gettysburg one block west of Lincoln Square. You can find the hottest trends from unique brands at Fresh.

717-253-2144

28 Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Discover the treasures brimming from the Redbud House - the shop for housewares and gifts for any home.

717-624-3149
717-521-9053

14 Center Square,
New Oxford, PA 17350

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Discover nearly 2,000 pieces of authentic Polish stoneware from the Ceramika Artystyczna Factory in Boleslawiec, Poland, right in Gettysburg.

717-479-1083

102 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Fun, funky & fabulous! Unique decorative and handmade. Located in Historic Downtown Gettysburg. Filled to the brim with interesting goods to explore.

717-334-5275

17 Lincoln Square,
Gettysburg , PA 17325

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True Friends Boutique is a locally owned gift and accessories store. In addition to the boutique we also house the area's only beading supply store.

717-334-2800

22 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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For more than 38 years we have offered beautifully handcrafted products that are designed to inspire you and those you love. We have something to appeal to every taste and sensibility in our remarkable collection of art and artisan crafts.

717-334-0335

26 York Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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"Because everyone's a nerd about something" - Mr. Jones

717-334-6373

10 York Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Nowhere will you find more authentic German merchandise than at The Christmas Haus. Only 7 miles east of Gettysburg on Route 30. Open 7 days a week.

717-624-9646

110 Lincoln Way West,
New Oxford, PA 17350

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Where things from the past, are available today. We specialize in Primitive, Country, and Colonial wares.

717-624-1498

6385B York Road,
New Oxford, PA 17350

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Like an old time general store, filled with gifts and souvenirs featuring "Cat's Meow", Vera Bradley bags, Gettysburg tee shirts, candy and more.

717-334-2100

89 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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If you are looking for original Gettysburg items such as original printed and embroidered apparel, books, flags, and souvenirs, see Grannie's Attic

717-334-0127
1-800-827-5127

13 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Enjoy great food & spirits on Lincoln Square in the heart of Gettysburg at One Lincoln. Chef Joseph Holmes describes his finely crafted One Lincoln fare as "casual comfort." We call it simply extraordinary. Open Daily from 7am to Midnight.

717-338-5455
866-378-1797

One Lincoln Square,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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With Gettysburg beautifully decorated for the holidays, come and see the snow covered Farnsworth House. Whether it is decorated for Thanksgiving, Christmas, the New Year, or Valentine’s Day, you are sure to have a marvelous experience and some great memories.

717-334-8838

401 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Dine in one of Gettysburg's oldest, most historic homes... Beautifully and authentically restored and open to the public as a colonial restaurant.

717-334-2100

89 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Start your Gettysburg visit here. Familiarize yourself with the Battle of Gettysburg. See the film A New Birth of Freedom. Experience the historic Cyclorama painting with light and sound effects. Explore the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War. Visit the battlefield with a Licensed Guide.

717-338-1243
877-874-2478

1195 Baltimore Pike,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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