Yes we have a famous battlefield to tour by car, bicycle, horseback, and even on foot but we boast a wealth of activities beyond those historic acres.
From historic taverns to ethnic cuisine, farm-to-table dining to unique edibles, the tastes of Gettysburg are sure to please every palate.
With adventures to suit every budget, Gettysburg and Adams County businesses offer plenty of packages to help visitors create their dream vacations.
Start your visit to Gettysburg at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.
Familiarize yourself with the Civil War and Battle of Gettysburg with the Film, Cyclorama and Museum Experience before you tour the battlefield.
Tour the Gettysburg Battlefield with an expert Licensed Battlefield Guide. There are two options for touring with a Licensed Battlefield Guide—privately, in your own car, or by motor coach. Climb aboard a climate-controlled motor coach and step off the bus several times along the way to explore the hallowed ground. Or, arrange for a private battlefield tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide who will meet you at the Visitor Center and drive you in your car. Guides are available daily, and advance reservations are strongly recommended.
Shop in the Museum Bookstore and gift shop, which offers a wide variety of items on the Civil War and Gettysburg. Eat in the Refreshment Saloon and sample some of the foods and recipes popular with both soldiers and civilians during the Civil War.
Visit the Eisenhower National Historic Site to tour the home of President Dwight Eisenhower. Take a self-guided walk around the farm and learn about the 1950s Secret Service operations and Eisenhower's role in World War II.
Tour the David Wills House, a National Park Service museum, in downtown Gettysburg. Visits includes five galleries, two recreated rooms, including the Lincoln bedroom, two interactive stations, two films and a gift shop. Learn about the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, the establishment of the Soldier's National Cemetery and Lincoln's stay at the Wills House the night before he delivered the Gettysburg Address.
Discover the George Spangler Farm Civil War Field Hospital (summer only). The George Spangler Farm Civil War Field Hospital is the best surviving example of a farm used as a corps field hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg. The farm’s living history programs are open to visitors Friday-Sunday in June, July and August, and is accessible via shuttle from the Visitor Center.