There are as many ways to explore the area of Gettysburg, PA as there are interests of the visitors who come here. The hearty take the National Park Service self-guided walking tours or join the crowd of a park ranger led tour. And the adventurous enjoy touring the 40 miles of battlefield roads by bicycle or galloping by horseback across the 5,700 acres of field.
Further understand the courage and hardships of the soldiers by visiting the ten Civil War related museums or take an authentic Civil War house tour by day and a haunted ghost tour by night. Live theater includes a personal visit with "President Lincoln", Civil War plays and ghost stories. Throughout the year you can talk to the soldiers in encampments and reenactments.
When you've had enough of history, enjoy fun things like a cool train ride through the beautiful countryside, ride on miniature horses, view a magic town, ski the slopes and quench your thirst at a local brewery or winery. Play a game of golf at one of the area's 12 professional and miniature golf courses.
Stay in a convenient motel, a cozy bed & breakfast or a fun campground and when you're hungry you can choose from national chain fast food eateries or restaurants with light fare, fine and historic dining. Take home a reminder of your visit with a souvenir, antique, historic print, Civil War relic, book, video tape or locally-made craft from one of our many shops.