11 days in Gettysburg & Harpers Ferry Itinerary

11 days in Gettysburg & Harpers Ferry Itinerary

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Gettysburg
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Harpers Ferry
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Gettysburg

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Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Get some cultural insight at Gettysburg National Military Park and National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Appreciate the collections at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Renfrew Museum and Park. Step out of Gettysburg to go to Hagerstown and see Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station, see the interesting displays at Rupp House, and explore the striking landscape of The Eternal Light Peace Memorial.

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Louisville to Gettysburg is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Louisville in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Gettysburg, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Get some historical perspective at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Belle Grove Plantation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum and Antietam National Cemetery. Explore Harpers Ferry's surroundings by going to Fort Frederick State Park (in Big Pool), Dinosaur Land (in White Post) and Winchester (Kernstown Battlefield and Pritchard House, Patsy Cline Historic House, &more). There's still lots to do: hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, get engrossed in the history at Pry House Field Hospital Museum, see the interesting displays at Strasburg Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Shenandoah Valley Artworks.

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Getting from Gettysburg to Harpers Ferry by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. September in Harpers Ferry sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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