Gettysburg Pennsylvania has long been recognized as one of America’s premiere travel destinations. Situated in picturesque Adams County, it offers breathtakingly spectacular landscapes, a wide variety of outdoor activities, eclectic dining and — most notably — an unsurpassed look back at our nation’s dramatic and inspiring past. Guests from all across the country return again and again to rediscover its unparalleled history, enduring charm, recreational fun, agricultural/beverage attractions, and famously genial hospitality.
No trip here is complete without a firsthand appreciation of its rich backstory. Witness the hallowed battlefield in Gettysburg National Military Park and feel the full weight of its solemn significance. Among the powerful memorials, the enormous impact of our shared past resonates deeply. See it as the soldiers did, with a horseback tour led by a Licensed Battlefield Guide — or ride atop a double-decker bus, hearing the tale of the famous battle with the wind in your hair. Pause for a moment of inspiration in the Gettysburg National Cemetery where President Abraham Lincoln delivered his legendary “Gettysburg Address”.
Gettysburg’s many contemporary museums and intimate house tours offer fascinating insight into every aspect of the Civil War. From strategy to weaponry, from politics to timelines — you’ll get to know the details of the conflict from an up–close perspective. Then explore the story beyond the battlefield, discovering the local aftermath of the war, and enabling you to stand in the footsteps of everyday civilians whose lives were turned upside down by three fierce days of fighting in the place they called home.
Take in the fresh air of surrounding Adams County with a scenic hike through beautiful state parks and a bucolic nature preserve just a short drive from town. As a bonus, the winding trails are dog-friendly, perfect for those traveling with a four-legged companion. Work on your short game at one of our award-winning golf courses. For the more outdoorsy-inclined, opportunities for fly fishing, skeet shooting, horseback riding, and camping abound.
Enjoy unique, contemporary meals prepared by award-winning chefs, experience a period-specific meal prepared in a landmark setting, or grab a quick bite at a popular pizza parlor. Craft beers, wines, ciders, mead, and spirits produced in Adams County can be found along the popular Pour Tour beverage trail — or visit working farms and orchards on the Adams County Crop Hop, the region’s farm and market trail. Whatever your tastes, Gettysburg has you covered and then some.
Cozy bed & breakfasts, rustic cabins, comfortable inns, your go-to hotel with every amenity, or that special guest house for the entire family -— you’ll find accommodations of every type in Gettysburg, whether you want to stay within walking distance to everything, or simply escape to a quiet, secluded retreat.
There’s no other town in America quite like Gettysburg — plan your Gettysburg getaway today at www.destinationgettysburg.com