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Gettysburg Tourism and Sightseeing
Historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is a small town with a big passion. As the site of a tragic Civil War battle in 1863 and the place where Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg welcomes millions of visitors every year who pay honor, reflect and learn about its rich history. Gettysburg is truly one of America's most iconic places. 2013 will mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. ''Home to the Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg's history stretches well beyond 1863. Visitors will enjoy a wonderful mix of antique and boutique shopping, farm markets and wineries as well as outdoor recreation and award-winning golf. Gettysburg is located within close proximity of many major metropolitan areas in the Mid-Atlantic region, making it a great driving destination.  Skip to Best Time to Visit. View Map.


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Gettysburg National Cemetery
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National Park in Gettysburg, PA USA

National Park


Children of Gettysburg 1863®
Children of Gettysburg 1863® things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Childrens Museum in Gettysburg, PA USA

Interactive children's history museum adventure More than a typical children's museum, Children of Gettysburg 1863® tells the stories of children, teens and young adults who lived in and near the town of Gettyburg during and after the Battle of Gettysburg. Now there is more for families to do in Gettysburg.

Civil War Tails Diorama Museum
Civil War Tails Diorama Museum things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Museum in Gettysburg, PA USA

Highly accurate Civil War dioramas made with miniature cats! Our museum offers real history with a fun twist.

Confederates Take the Shriver House - Two Killed!
Confederates Take the Shriver House - Two Killed! things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Historic Site in Gettysburg, PA USA

Reenactment of the occupation of the Shriver House Confederate sharpshooters will fire their rifles from the attic window of George and Hettie Shriver’s home just as they did 160 years ago during the Battle of Gettysburg.

Five Christmases at the Shriver House
Five Christmases at the Shriver House things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Recreation in Gettysburg, PA USA

Holiday House Tour The Shrivers, one of the oldest and wealthiest families in Gettysburg in the 1860s, experienced five very different Christmases while living in their beautiful home on Baltimore Street.


Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Museum in Gettysburg, PA USA

The official start to your Gettysburg visit

Historic Downtown Food Tour
Historic Downtown Food Tour
Food Tour in Gettysburg, PA USA

Eat, Walk, Get a Taste of History Savor Gettysburg Food Tours offers a total food cultural experience. Our 3-hour walking food tour lets you taste Gettysburg’s most loved eateries. Our tours are suitable for all age groups.

Lincoln Train Museum
Lincoln Train Museum things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Museum in Gettysburg, PA USA

Celebrate American hisotry and the heroes of our nation! Experience the spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence and freedoms as they journey through time with President Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln Train Museum
Lincoln Train Museum things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Museum in Gettysburg, PA USA

American history museum. Celebrate the history and the heroes of our nation with the Lincoln Train Museum.


Savor Gettysburg Food Tours
Savor Gettysburg Food Tours
Food Tour in Gettysburg, PA USA

Food Tour: Eat, Walk, Get a Taste of History! There's no better way to see the town you're visiting than to eat your way through it.

Shriver House Museum
Shriver House Museum things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Historic Site in Gettysburg, PA USA

Thea civilian experience during the Battle of Gettysburg The Shriver House Museum is dedicated to the civilian experience during the Battle of Gettysburg. There are two sides to this story.

Shriver House Museum
Shriver House Museum things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Recreation in Gettysburg, PA USA

Holiday House Tour One of Gettysburg’s most historic homes, the Shriver House Museum will begin their Five Christmases at the Shriver House candlelight Christmas tours on Thanksgiving evening.

Ticket to the Past - Unforgettable Journeys
Ticket to the Past - Unforgettable Journeys things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Historic Site in Gettysburg, PA USA

Gettysburg's first virtual reality experience. This immersive virtual reality experience inside the historic Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station is Gettysburg's first virtual reality experience.

Air Supply at Luhrs Center
Air Supply at Luhrs Center things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Jun 08, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Shippensburg, PA USA

Air Supply June 08, 2024 at Luhrs Center in Shippensburg, PA 7:30PM

The Piano Guys at Luhrs Center
The Piano Guys at Luhrs Center things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Next Week, Apr 23, 2024 (Tuesday) Concert event in Shippensburg, PA USA

The Piano Guys April 23, 2024 at Luhrs Center in Shippensburg, PA 7:30PM

Christmas Day Extravaganza
Christmas Day Extravaganza
American restaurant in Gettysburg, PA USA

Celebrate Christmas Day in 1863 Restaurant Make 1863 Restaurant a part of your holiday traditions. We are celebrating the holiday by featuring our Christmas Day Extravaganza menu served between 12:00pm and 6:00pm. Make your reservations now: email: gburginfo@interstatehotels.

Easter Brunch
Easter Brunch
American restaurant in Gettysburg, PA USA

Enjoy a delicious Easter Brunch at the Wyndham Gettysburg Make the Wyndham Gettysburg a part of your holiday tradition. Join us for Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 12, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM Reservations are required.

Segway Tours and Rides of Gettysburg (SegTours, LLC)
Segway Tours and Rides of Gettysburg (SegTours, LLC)
Segway PT Tour in Gettysburg, PA USA

The fun and easy way to see the Gettysburg battlefield! Segway tours of the Gettysburg battlefield. Experience the history and enjoy the ride! The Segway Personal Transporter (tm) is environmentally-friendly,self-balancing, extremely easy to operate and lots of fun! You'll be an expert after 15 minutes of free training.


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Best Time to Visit Gettysburg


The best time to visit Gettysburg is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures range from upper 70's to highs in the upper 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 60's. Fall offers beautiful colors and temperatures that are cooler with averages in the upper 50's and highs in the low 60's. Fall nights are colder with lows in the lower 40's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Gettysburg


Month Low Avg High
January 19.3 29.1 38.9
February 20.8 31.5 42.2
March 30.0 40.8 51.6
April 38.6 50.5 62.3
May 48.8 60.6 72.3
June 57.1 69.0 80.8
July 62.5 74.3 86.0
August 60.5 72.6 84.7
September 53.2 65.4 77.5
October 41.0 54.2 67.3
November 31.8 43.5 55.2
December 24.5 34.7 44.8

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