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Gettysburg Tourism & Sightseeing

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.

Top Gettysburg Attractions

Gettysburg and Adams County offer year-round history and fun. Tour the Gettysburg National Military Park on horseback or Segway. Experience the restored Cyclorama Painting. Walk in the steps of President Abraham Lincoln. Tour the homes and town of the citizens of 1863 Gettysburg.

Gettysburg National Cemetery
Lincoln Train Museum
Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours
Gettysburg Heritage Center
Adams County Winery

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Top Things To Do In Gettysburg

Gettysburg visitors will also enjoy theater productions, concerts, wineries, and nature trails. Enjoy our orchards and charming small towns. Pack the golf clubs, you will be sure to enjoy the breathtaking and award-winning courses.

Utz Snacks
Segway Tours and Rides of Gettysburg (SegTours, LLC)
Gettysburg Museum of History
Breaktime Massage
The Links at Gettysburg

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Top Places to Stay in Gettysburg

Stay at the best rated hotels in Gettysburg. To ensure our Gettysburg customer reviews are accurate, we only send customers a survey once they have completed their stay at a specific hotel. These places to stay in Gettysburg scored the best by our customers. Click through to see individual scores and review comments. With over 53,000 reviews of places to stay in Pennsylvania alone, you can't go wrong!

Burgundy Lane Bed & Breakfast
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From $90 / night.

Hampton Inn Hanover
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From $181 / night.

Hampton Inn Shrewsbury
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From $129 / night.

The Inn at Ragged Edge
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From $139 / night.

White Hall Manor Bed & Breakfast
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From $135 / night.

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Inexpensive Places to Stay in Gettysburg

Tryng to spend less? If you are looking for inexpensive places to stay, the following hotels are at least 30 percent less than the average room rate of $78.

Best Western Chambersburg
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From $80 / night.

Comfort Inn Greencastle
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From $80 / night.

Penn National Inn
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From $53 / night.

Quality Inn & Suites Chambersburg
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From $69 / night.

The Shippen Place Hotel
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From $84 / night.

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

Gettysburg Weather

More Information

Find more information about Gettysburg by visiting the local visitor bureau (Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau) or request a visitor guide to be mailed to you!

Gettysburg Visitor Bureau

Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau

Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau

Free Gettysburg Visitor Guide

Official Visitor Guide

Official Visitor Guide

Other Destinations Near Gettysburg To Visit

Gettysburg is located in Adams county, which offers wonderful communities such as New Oxford for antiquing, skiing in Carroll Valley/Fairfield and great orchards, vineyards and farms in Biglerville and Orrtanna. Visitors are also just a 90-minute drive from Washington, DC, Lancaster, and Baltimore. Even closer, discover the Antietam battlefield, Hershey, Harrisburg and York.

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