Gettysburg, PA

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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.

Days Inn by Wyndham Gettysburg
Days Inn by Wyndham Gettysburg
3 out of 5
865 York Rd, Gettysburg, PA
The price is $86 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Situated in Gettysburg, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Majestic Theater and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Gettysburg National Military Park. The David Wills House ...
4.2/5Very Good! (948 reviews)
"Very nice place , close to gettysburg."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Gettysburg
Gettysburg Hotel
Gettysburg Hotel
4 out of 5
One Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA
The price is $158 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in the heart of Gettysburg, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from The David Wills House and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Gettysburg National Military Park. Majestic ...
4.2/5Excellent! (969 reviews)
"Right down in historic district"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Gettysburg Hotel
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gettysburg, PA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gettysburg, PA
3 out of 5
1857 Gettysburg Village Dr, Gettysburg, PA
The price is $120 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg, Gettysburg National Military Park, and Gettysburg Battlefield ...
4.1/5Very Good! (978 reviews)
"Easy check in, friendly staff, convenient location."

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gettysburg, PA
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A "Suite" Place to Crash
A "Suite" Place to Crash
Gettysburg, PA
The price is $119 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
Located in a rural location, this family-friendly vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Gateway Theater, Gettysburg Railroad Station Museum, and Golden Lane ...
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Simply amazing!
"What a great family property! Beautiful, clean, equipped with anything you could need and everything you could think of or forget 😊 loved by kiddos and adults! Great location and Debbie and Bob are just great!"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

A "Suite" Place to Crash
Round Top Campground
Round Top Campground
2 out of 5
180 Knight Road, Gettysburg, PA
The price is $209 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
This family-friendly Gettysburg campground is within 3 mi (5 km) of Little Round Top, Devil's Den, and Pennsylvania Monument. Lincoln Train Museum and Mulligan ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"Great campground with wonderful staff and super clean bath houses! Activities were great! We stayed in a loft cottage and it was pristine. Just like going to a hotel. No linens or bath things needed unless of course you orefer your own. Will definitely be a returning glamper!"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Round Top Campground
Creekside Cabin at Gettysburg
Creekside Cabin at Gettysburg
Gettysburg, PA
This family-friendly Gettysburg cottage is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of Sachs Covered Bridge and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Gettysburg ...
5/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Great property!
"We had a wonderful time! Beautiful setting! Owners were wonderful! Cabin was well stocked!"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Creekside Cabin at Gettysburg
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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