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A Summer Visit to Gettysburg


Summer is one of the most popular times to visit 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 some shorts, 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.

There is always something new to do during Gettysburg summer seasons. Outdoor dining is in full swing and many spots along the Adams County Pour Tour craft beverage trail host outdoor concerts. Festival season is upon us and from peach to bluegrass and Irish to baseball, there’s sure to be something that will peak your interest. Living History Encampments are set up each weekend on the battlefield 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 or Segway tour of the battlefield. Pick-your-own fresh juicy cherries, blueberries and strawberries at the farms followed by a refreshing dip in the pool at your friendly accommodation.

Summer is a great time for a week-long Gettysburg vacation for the entire family.

#GetPoured in Gettysburg

#GetPoured in Gettysburg

Discover the unique tastes of Adams County’s craft beverages with a self-guided journey along the Adams County Pour Tour.

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