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GettysburgUnited States of America

This town was the site of one of the most significant Civil War battles. Today, visitors can learn more about the event through re-creations and artifacts.

Fought over three days in 1863, the battle of Gettysburg was a significant turning point during the Civil War. Today, visitors to Gettysburg can tour the battlefields, explore museums and watch live theater performances, of the event.

Begin at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, just south of the historic downtown area. Create your itinerary with the help of staff and view exhibits from around the nation and relics from the battles. You can also hire a Licensed Battlefield Guide for an exclusive, in-depth tour. While you are here, don’t miss the fully restored Cyclorama Painting. This 360-degree cylindrical painting of the battle was originally created in the late 1880s. The exhibition features a sound and light show that tells the history of the painting and the battle itself.

Head to the American Civil War Museum where you can take a self-guided tour to learn more about the Civil War era and the Battle of Gettysburg. Discover the causes, effects and some of the most important figures that shaped American history through life-sized re-creations and dioramas.

If you need a break from the battlefield, head to downtown Lincoln Square to browse fine art or shop for frontier, Native American and colonial works. Enjoy live performances at the Gettysburg Majestic Theater or watch a variety of movies including film festival prize winners, documentaries and American independent films.

For dinner, wander along the downtown streets to find a number of eateries that feature live music and Irish fare. Or, book a table at the Dobbin House Tavern. This is the oldest building in town and overlooks the spot Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg address. It now operates as an authentic 1776 tavern.

For something more modern, make your way to Seminary Ridge near General Robert E. Lee’s headquarters to sip a fine microbrew paired with upscale pub food.

Top Hotels in Gettysburg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Gettysburg Hotel
Gettysburg Hotel
4 out of 5
One Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA

Located in the heart of Gettysburg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The David Wills House and Gettysburg College. Gettysburg National Military Park ...

4.3/5Excellent! (959 reviews)

"History and Character of this Hotel is very cool! Staff was pleasant and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Gettysburg Hotel
Comfort Suites Near Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor Center
Comfort Suites Near Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor Center
2.5 out of 5
945 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA
The price is $76 per night

Located in the heart of Gettysburg, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cemetery Hill, Gettysburg National Military Park, and Gettysburg Battlefield Museum. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (983 reviews)

"Clean. Friendly staff. Can’t get any closer to Battlefield."…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Comfort Suites Near Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor Center
Wyndham Gettysburg
Wyndham Gettysburg
3.5 out of 5
95 Presidential Cir, Gettysburg, PA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $119 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Gateway Theater and within 6 mi (10 km) of Jennie Wade House and Gettysburg Museum of History. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,177 reviews)

"The beds were not comfortable. You could feel the springs and seemed to be worn out."…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Wyndham Gettysburg

Popular places to visit in Gettysburg

Gettysburg National Military Park
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Gettysburg National Military Park

5/5(799 reviews)

Take a tour with a licensed guide in your own car and visit two museums providing information on the Battle of Gettysburg.

Devil's Den
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Devil's Den

5/5(367 reviews)

You can find out about the history of Gettysburg with a stop at Devil's Den. Wander the college campus in this quaint area.

Little Round Top
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Little Round Top

5/5(363 reviews)

You can find out about the history of Gettysburg with a stop at Little Round Top. Wander the college campus in this quaint area.

Top things to do in Gettysburg

Civil War Ghosts Walking Ghost Tour
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Civil War Ghosts Walking Ghost Tour

$21
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
2 Hour Gettysburg Battlefield Licensed Guided Carriage Tour
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2 Hour Gettysburg Battlefield Licensed Guided Carriage Tour

$59
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Gettysburg Full-Day Excursion with Lunch
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Gettysburg Full-Day Excursion with Lunch

$150
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg Shop & Dine
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The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg Shop & Dine

$50
Per adult
Gettysburg Scavenger Hunt: Ghosts of Gettysburg
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Gettysburg Scavenger Hunt: Ghosts of Gettysburg

$20
Per adult
Gettysburg Battlefield Historic Self-Guided Driving Tour
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Gettysburg Battlefield Historic Self-Guided Driving Tour

$8
Per adult

Reviews of Gettysburg

4.7

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 19, 2020

I mean it’s Gettysburg... awe inspiring, emotional, and amazing to see.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

Great experience

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

We loved everything about the town. Great people, great atmosphere, very family friendly. We had great food from O'Rourke restaurant, a new family favorite.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 15, 2020

We just came to town to attend a funeral, which was actually in Waynesboro. We used to live in Gettysburg and have most places. Other than the funeral, we visited with our son who lives in G-burg and ate at Food 101 and another night at Hoss's.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 10, 2020

Just a wonderful town. Excellent restaurants. A safe town. Many stores and antique shops.

5/5 - Excellent

Noel

Mar 10, 2020

Loved our time there

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