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.
Bicycling is one of the best ways to see the battlefield. On a bike, more of your senses get involved and more completely. To really understand a battle, you need to know the terrain, the lay of the land. When you power yourself up the hills and ridges and feel gravity propel you down, you gain a real appreciation for the high ground and why the battle developed the way it did. Not only do you feel the terrain under your feet, but on a bike your view is unobstructed by car or bus roofs and the pace is slow enough to see wildlife, monuments, fields, and flowers you otherwise may have missed. You hear the call of birds or the baying of cattle, smell the freshly cut crops, and perhaps even get a taste of salt from the sweat on your face, just as the soldiers themselves did. Finally, this earth-friendly, green alternative to seeing the battlefield helps preserve the National Park and provides you with fresh air and exercise.
Trailers, tag-a-longs, and tandems available upon request! Call 717-752-7752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve.
Family Tour: (All ages) Visits the Union lines, concentrating on the major attacks of the 2nd and 3rd days. Some of the major sites visited may include Little Round Top, Devil's Den, Wheatfield, Peach Orchard and Cemetery Ridge. This tour is 3 hours long. The cost* is $64 per person.
GettysBike Tour: This tour includes everything in the Family Tour and adds Seminary Ridge for the first day as well as West Confederate Avenue. This tour is 3.5 hours long. It cost $74 per person.
Grand Tour: This tour includes everything in the GettysBike plus Culps and Cemetery Hills, the town and some of the first day's fighting. The tour is 4 hours long. The tour is $83 per person.
*People bringing their own bikes receive a $5 discount