Make some history this weekend.

Buddy Secor

For a day trip or a long weekend, Gettysburg means wonderful food, shopping, and of course history, on America’s greatest battleground and site of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

A battlefield lets you enjoy the outdoors, spend time with friends and family, and immerse yourself in history. Best of all, the 25-square mile battlefield literally surrounds the town of Gettysburg, so, it’s easy to enjoy a hike before Sunday brunch or hit the outlet mall before an evening stroll! To add some history to your next holiday, start with an itinerary below.

Historic Happenings

Louis Quattrini

From battleground to hallowed ground, this day plan is built for those who want to jump right into history.

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Field trip was too legit. Awesome time!

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Family Fun

Enhance your historical experience with fun and family-friendly activities all weekend long!

Retail Therapy

From antiques and art to clothing and cocktails, we’ve pulled together a plan for historical fun and lasting memories.

Romantic Gettysburg

Gettysburg is teeming with recreation, history and activities perfect for connecting with your better half.

Before you go

We’ve got some tips and advice for prepping for a visit to Gettysburg including hours, weather, accommodations, and directions -- everything you need to make your visit a comfortable and memorable one!