18 days in Gettysburg & Frederick Itinerary

18 days in Gettysburg & Frederick Itinerary

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Gettysburg
— 14 nights
Drive
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Frederick
— 3 nights
Drive

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Gettysburg

— 14 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes General Lee's Headquarters Museum, Battlefield Military Museum, Gettysburg Heritage Center, and other attractions you added. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mister Ed's Elephant Museum and Markets at Shrewsbury. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters. Venture out of the city with trips to Carlisle (Carlisle Barracks & Cumberland County Historical Society), Cumberland (Paw Paw Tunnel & Great Allegheny Passage) and Winchester (Rocking S Ranch, Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Monument to Major General George Gordon Meade, examine the collection at Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, explore the world behind art at Gibson's Photographic Gallery, and take in the history at Monocacy National Battlefield.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Gettysburg. August in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Frederick.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Frederick

— 3 nights
Frederick is a city and the county seat of Frederick County in the U.S. state of Maryland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Roads and Rails Museum. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): have fun and explore at Rose Hill Manor Park & Museums, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dragon Distillery, LLC, see the interesting displays at Roads and Rails Museum, then get lost in a book at C. Burr Artz Public Library, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at McClintock Distilling, and finally view the masterpieces at The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Ballenger Creek Linear Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at Harper Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Virginia Museum of Veiled History, then take in the exciting artwork at Shenandoah Valley Artworks, and finally look for gifts at My Neighbor and Me.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Frederick trip website.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Frederick in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Frederick

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips