Gettysburg Pennsylvania Tourism At a Glance
Best Time to Visit Gettysburg Pennsylvania
April through November because EVERYTHING is open... but Gettysburg makes a great destination year round. Click Here to find hotels in Gettysburg. If you need additional visitor information for Gettysburg, Click Here.
Average Gettysburg Weather
Average annual temperature is 54 degrees, average maximum temperature is 75 degrees, average minimum is 30 degrees. Gettysburg has a four season offering with Winter from late November to early March, Spring from mid-March to May, Summer from June to August and Fall from September to mid-November. It can climb into the 90s in the summer and has been known to get a bit humid.
Gettysburg has a variety of roads, all are paved except for the farm lanes which few visitors venture to. Interstate 15 runs through Gettysburg, and there are 6 exits off that interstate for Gettysburg. You can also access Gettysburg via the Historic Lincoln Highway (Route 30), State routes 97, 116, and 134. Gettysburg is only a short drive from the Pennsylvania Turnpike and State route 81. There isn't any public transportation coming into or running through Gettysburg at this time. Gettysburg is only 45 minutes from the Harrisburg International Airport and only 90 minutes from the Baltimore-Washington Airport, Washington Dulles Airport and Reagan National Airport.
Prices in Gettysburg are quite reasonable with attractions and museums ranging from $3.50 - $7.50 for adults. Enjoy ghost walks from $6 - $11, $10 carriage rides. Try the scenic railway for $15 or the riverboat ride for $4.95. Most prices are less for children.
Pennsylvania Tourism - Gettysburg Attractions, Activities and Day Trips
Gettysburg is a great place to Hub & Spoke from! Spend a day touring the Gettysburg National Military Park, the National Cemetery dedicated in 1863 by President Lincoln, and the Eisenhower National Historic Site, retirement home of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie. Tour and explore over 35 museums and attractions. Retreat to a quiet dinner at one of the many local restaurants serving bistro-style, period fare, and local culinary delights. Spend the evening on a ghost tour, learning local legends of soldiers and civilians still said to roam the homes and streets of this peaceful old town.
Gettysburg and surrounding Adams County offer visitors a variety of year-round special events and activities. While in the area take in a round of golf, a hike, some fishing, some biking, or tour the area by motorcycle. During the winter, stop by for skiing, snowboarding, and tubing at a local ski resort - only 10 miles west of historic Gettysburg! . Enjoy a variety of special events celebrating the historic Battle of Gettysburg, apple festivals, car shows, music, antiques, and more. Visitors also enjoy shopping at the factory stores, boutique shops, antique stores and the Boyds Bear Country flagship store. Families and couples can take in a round of golf. Visit the winery for a tour and free tasting.
Adams County is also home to Apple Country, USA. Producing more than 6 million bushels a year, Adams County is number one in apple production for Pennsylvania, which is 5th in the nation. The County also harvests peaches, cherries, and pears. The Scenic Valley Tour, available through the Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau, offers a tour through the rolling orchards.
Gettysburg is about 3 hours from Fredericksburg, Virginia and Philadelphia.
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