Gettysburg Visitors Guide

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  1. Be sure to visit the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum —, 717-334-1124, 1195 Baltimore Pike — see the film, the Cyclorama, and the collection (download the guide:
  2. Hike the trails in the park (sunset on Cemetery Ridge is amazing!)–
  3. Take the self-directed driving tour of the park (guide sheet at the museum) –
  4. Take a driving tour of the park with a historian in your car –,  Association of Battlefield Guides, 33 York Street, 717-253-5737, or
  5. Visit the Gettysburg National Cemetery – an amazing historical site and fabulous arboretum,,, and
  6. Take the walking tour of the Gettysburg National Cemetery —
  7. Visit the Eisenhower Historical site (a kitschy return to the 1950s) – buses leave from the museum —,,
  8. Visit the David Will House, where Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address – a ‘must’ if your interest are historical,,
  9. Don’t miss the Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, 111 Seminary Ridge, 717-339-1300,, a great Civil War museum inside the iconic building where sharpshooters gathered
  10. Take a walking tour of the town with licensed town historians, 717-253-5737, or
  11. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride around town or through the battlefield.
  12. Ride a horse across the battlefield and historic Pickett’s Charge –,,,, or
  13. Take a tour of the Gettysburg historic sites in a classic bus via Gettysburg Historic Tour Company, 717-334-8000,
  14. Join the “history nerds” for a private history tour, 717 334-2221,
  15. Walk the Gettysburg College Campus – don’t miss the great outdoor sculpture garden! (, and be sure to stop at the Schmucker Art Gallery (
  16. Take the Gettysburg College Civil War self-guided walking tour, guide:
  17. Tour Gettysburg on moped, scooter, or electric bike with GettyPeds,, 717-398-2600
  18. See Gettysburg by bike via GettyBike Tours,, 717-752-7752
  19. See Gettysburg – the battlefield, the town, and more – by Segway –
  20. Visit the George Spangler Farm, preserved by the Park Service –
  21. Don’t miss the Shriver House,, a must-see experience, private museum that shows the Civilian life at the time of the battle, 309 Baltimore Street, 717- 337-2800
  22. Try out the beer! Appalachian Brewing Company, 259 Steinwehr Avenue, 717-334-220, and Battlefield Brew Works & Spirits of Gettysburg Distillery, 248 Hunterstown Road,
  23. Wine tasting within a short walk!  Knob Hill Winery, 100 Chambersburg Street, 717-420-5171,, Hauser Winery on The Square, 19 Lincoln Square, 717-334-4888,, Reid’s Winery & Cider House, 400 Baltimore Street, 717-334-7537,, and Adams County Winery, 25 Chambersburg Street, 717-334-1381,
  24. Great baked goods on the square – The Gettysburg Baking Company, 17 Lincoln Square, 717-334-2367, com
  25. A quick trip to Ireland! Gary Owen’s Irish Pub, 126 Chambersburg Street, 717-337-2719, A 90+ whiskey list.  Can’t miss the fish and chips – or the Irish nachos.
  26. A quick trip to Germany! An extensive collection of fabulous handmade German artisan craftwork at The Christmas Haus, 13 Baltimore Street, 717-624-9646,
  27. Don’t miss Lincoln Into Art, the studio and gallery of nationally-known Lincoln painter, Wendy Allen, 329 Baltimore Street, 203- 770-3421,
  28. Back to the future! The Lincoln Diner at 32 Carlisle Street,, is the real thing – since 1955. Open 24 hours.  Homemade soup. Breakfast all day.  Their own bakery.
  29. Great shops featuring artisan work. Gallery 30, 26 York Street, 717-334-0335,  The Lark, 17 Lincoln Square, 717-334-5275,  Artworks, 30 York Street, 717-334-4250,, Codori’s, 2 York Street, 717-334-6371
  30. Ernie’s Texas Lunch has been in Gettysburg since 1921. Order a Texas weiner with chopped onions and chili, a beer, and fries (with cheese, gravy, or chili), 58 Chambersburg Street, 717-334-1970.
  31. Don’t miss the $5 Martini Happy Hour at The Parrot, 35 Chambersburg Street, 717-337-3739,, Tuesday to Thursdays, 8:00 – Midnight, Fridays from 4:00 – 6:00
  32. Tommy’s Pizza – don’t let the name fool you – people go there for the great Pennsylvania beer selection on tap, 105 Steinwehr Ave, 717-334-8966,
  33. For gallery fans, check out Lord Nelson’s Gallery, a wonderful gallery of fabulous historical art, 27 Chambersburg Street, 717-334-7950, and the Bluebrick Gallery, 18 N Washington Street, 717-420-0103
  34. Visit the Rupp House, 451 Baltimore Street, museum run by the Gettysburg Foundation with some great exhibits,, and the Jennie Wade House Museum, 548 Baltimore Street,, the home of the only civilian killed during the battle
  35. Stop in for a ‘historical’ cocktail in the Dobbin House Springhouse Tavern – one of the oldest buildings in town – and the basement springhouse is charming –
  36. Take the “wine, cider, and food” tour with Savor Gettysburg,
  37. Check out an independent film @the Majestic Theater. 717-337-8200,
  38. Try the two local distilleries – Mason Dixon Distillery (small batch distillery and restaurant), 331 E Water Street, and Battlefield Brew Works & Spirits of Gettysburg Distillery, 248 Hunterstown Road (also a tasting room at 45 Steinwehr Avenue), 717-398-2907,
  39. One of the best panoramic views of the mountains (along with world-class hard cider) at Hauser Winery, 410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, 717-334-4888,, be sure to get there before sunset!
  40. The Historic Round Barn Farm Market & Thirsty Farmer Brew Works, 298 Cashtown Rd, Biglerville, 717-334-1984,, the barn is an architectural marvel – filled with local produce and local beer.
  41. A wide range of local wines and local ciders at Boyer Cellars, the tasting room at Boyer Nursery, 405 Boyer Nursery Rd, Biglerville, 929-265-2284,
  42. Take a beautiful drive through Appalachian fruit and wine country – Halbrendt Vineyard & Winery, 1150 Evergreen Way, Orrtanna, 717-253-0793,, Reid’s Winery, 2135 Buchanan Valley Road, Orrtanna, 717-677-7047,, Adams County Winery, 251 Peach Tree Road, Orrtanna, 717-334-4631,, Hollabaugh Bros. Inc. Fruit Farm and Market, 545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA , 717-677-8412,, Thomason’s Olde Thyme Herb Farm and Gift Shop, 170 Stoney Point Road, East Berlin, 717-624-1527
  43. Gettysburg is known as one of the ‘most haunted places in America’ – and you may want to discover why. Try a ghost tour:
  1. To get out of town and enjoy the beauty of the Appalachian and the Appalachian Trail, take the Scenic Valley driving tour, guide:, or the Historic Conewago Valley driving tour, guide:

For our specialty recommendation lists – the many golf courses, the hundreds of antique stores, and the many hiking trails, just ask!