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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 Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. View Map.


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Gettysburg National Cemetery
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National Park in Gettysburg, PA USA
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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens delete things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Culture in Gettysburg, PA USA

Rediscover the Magic of the Christmas Spirit Discover the Magic of the Christmas Spirit with this ninety-minute adaptation of the second most popular Yuletide story of all time.

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.

Farmer's Market Tour & Cooking Class
Farmer's Market Tour & Cooking Class
Food Tour in Gettysburg, PA USA

Learn to cook like a chef using our local produce LEARN TO COOK LIKE A CHEF! Gettysburg is known for its long-standing history of rich agriculture, and we are proud to showcase our area's finest produce, meats, honey and cheese.

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

Candlelight Christmas tours of the 1860 Shriver House. The Shriver family moved into their new home just before the Christmas of 1860. In anticipation of showing off their beautiful new home to family and friends, their house is fully decorated for a mid-19th century Christmas gathering.


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

Station where Pres. Abraham Lincoln arrived in Gettysburg. Stand in the footsteps of President Abraham Lincoln where he arrived in Gettysburg on the evening of Nov. 18, 1863–the night before delivering his immortal Gettysburg Address. Admire the classic Italianate style architecture, popular in the United States in the 1850s.

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. The Legacy Lives Here: True Stories. Authentic Artifacts. New Perspectives. The official start to your Gettysburg visit. Reflect on the Battle of Gettysburg and the emotional outcomes with the film, A New Birth of Freedom.

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.

Rupp House History Center
Rupp House History Center things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Museum in Gettysburg, PA USA

Interactive displays, exhibits, scavenger hunt & historians Get a glimpse of civilian life during the Civil War and the soldiers who fought in and around the town of Gettysburg. Learn how the battle and its aftermath impacted the Rupp family and their neighbors.

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

Five Unique Food Tours OUR SEASON RUNS APRIL THROUGH DECEMBER There's no better way to see the town you're visiting than to eat your way through it. Enjoy a culinary and cultural experience through historic downtown Gettysburg - ONE DELICIOUS TASTE AT A TIME! Eat...Walk...

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.

Totem Pole Playhouse
Totem Pole Playhouse things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Culture in Fayetteville, PA USA

America's Summer Theatre Totem Pole Playhouse began its life in a small converted auto shop in 1950 and has gone on to become one of the best known and highly-regarded summer theaters in the United States. The New York Times called Totem Pole Playhouse “the Cadillac of summer theaters.

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival
A Gettysburg Christmas Festival
Thanksgiving Weekend, Dec 04, 2020 (Friday) to Dec 06, 2020 (Sunday) Festival event in Gettysburg, PA USA

Kick off the holiday season with family fun in Gettysburg! Join us in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for an unforgettable holiday experience. Kick off the holiday season with food, entertainment, art and fun for the entire family.

An Eisenhower Christmas
An Eisenhower Christmas things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Dec 01, 2020 (Tuesday) to Dec 31, 2020 (Thursday) History event in Gettysburg, PA USA

Experience the Eisenhower home decorated for the holidays. Experience President Dwight “Ike” and Mamie Eisenhower’s holiday decorations in their home near Gettysburg. Tickets and shuttle bus to the site are required.

Annual Holiday House Tour and Tasting
Annual Holiday House Tour and Tasting things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Thanksgiving Weekend, Dec 12, 2020 (Saturday) Heritage event in Gettysburg, PA USA

Tour charming homes decorated for the holiday season. You will be able tour homes or business that are charming and unique and decorated for the season. Learn the history and get a sample of food and drink at each place. Get to know what Gettysburg has to offer.

Annual Holiday Tuba Carol Fest
Annual Holiday Tuba Carol Fest
Thanksgiving Weekend, Dec 11, 2020 (Friday) Concert event in Gettysburg, PA USA

Tuba players play Christmas carols in Lincoln Square. Tuba players from around the country will join together to play Christmas carols on historic Lincoln Square in Gettysburg, Pa. It's truly a magical performance as crowds gather to join in the merriment and come together to sing holiday tunes.

Annual Remembrance Illumination
Annual Remembrance Illumination
Nov 21, 2020 (Saturday) History event in Gettysburg, PA USA

Luminary candles are placed on soldiers' graves. Gettysburg Foundation presents the Annual Remembrance Day Illumination in the Gettysburg Soldiers’ National Cemetery (weather permitting). The commemoration features a luminary candle on all 3,512 Civil War soldiers’ graves.

Dedication Day - Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
Dedication Day - Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
Nov 19, 2020 (Thursday) History event in Gettysburg, PA USA

Commemorate the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. November 19, the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address and the Dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery, was formally designated as Dedication Day, by a joint resolution of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, on November 19, 1946.

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Best Places to Stay in Gettysburg


Baladerry Inn
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From $140 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Raphael Inn
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From $138 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Sleep Inn & Suites Gettysburg
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From $89 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
Springhill Suites By Marriott Chambersburg
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From $124 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
The Inn At White Oak
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From $189 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.

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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