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Gettysburg

4.3
Battlefields · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
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. Just north of the city spreads the "Fruit Belt" of Pennsylvania, known for its sprawling apple orchards and vineyards. Gettysburg itself is a small town, home to only about 7,000 permanent residents. Despite its size, the town boasts many historical attractions, such as private museums that display vast collections of authentic Civil War firearms, uniforms, and other memorabilia. The town's true charm, however, comes from the numerous historical buildings that give Gettysburg its Colonial feel. Each year over 300,000 people take a trip here to attend the town's famous battle reenactments. If planning a holiday during that time, you must reserve your accommodations several months in advance. Use our United States vacation tool to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Gettysburg.
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Popular things to do in Gettysburg

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Battlefield
Gettysburg National Military Park
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Cemetery
Gettysburg National Cemetery
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Gettysburg

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National Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Harpers Ferry
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Duration: 8 hours
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Battlefield
Antietam National Battlefield Sharpsburg
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Duration: 8 hours
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Biking Trail
Great Allegheny Passage Cumberland
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Ranch
Rocking S Ranch Winchester
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Gettysburg

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Historic Site
Jennie Wade House
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Little Round Top
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Eisenhower National Historic Site
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Shriver House Museum
4.8
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Gettysburg

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Specialty Museum
Gettysburg Museum of History
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Gettysburg Diorama
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Gettysburg Heritage Center
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Gettysburg

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Monument
State of Pennsylvania Monument
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Rupp House
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Gibson's Photographic Gallery
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Gettysburg

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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Lion Potter of Gettysburg
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
A&A Village Treasures
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Gift & Specialty Shop
Gettysburg Battlefield Books & Collectibles
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Under the Horizon
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

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