8 days in Gettysburg & Harpers Ferry Itinerary

8 days in Gettysburg & Harpers Ferry Itinerary

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8 days in Gettysburg & Harpers Ferry Itinerary

Start: Gettysburg
1
Gettysburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Harpers Ferry
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Gettysburg

4
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
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.
Let the collections at Ephrata Cloister and Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Gettysburg National Military Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gettysburg: Landis Valley Museum (in Lancaster), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks (in Huntingdon). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Heritage Center, don't miss a visit to Evergreen Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Statue at Wills House, and steep yourself in history at David Wills House.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg tour itinerary maker website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Gettysburg. In September in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Antietam National Battlefield, Landis Valley Museum, Lincoln Caverns, Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum
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Evergreen Cemetery ©
Evergreen Cemetery
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

3
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry. On the 21st (Sat), get thoroughly spooked out with Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry, explore the different monuments and memorials at Antietam National Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Patsy Cline House, then contemplate the long history of Belle Grove Plantation, and finally see the interesting displays at Dinosaur Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Harpers Ferry trip planner .

Getting from Gettysburg to Harpers Ferry by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belle Grove Plantation, Antietam National Cemetery, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Patsy Cline Historic House, Dinosaur Land
Highlights from your plan
Antietam National Cemetery ©
Antietam National Cemetery
Belle Grove Plantation ©
Belle Grove Plantation

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