The charming town of Gettysburg, PA is probably best known for the famed Gettysburg National Battlefield, which is part of the Gettysburg National Military Park. Although visiting this treasured historical site is a "must" for anyone visiting the area, there are plenty more things to do in Gettysburg, PA.
Gettysburg, PA is located about 2.5 hours west of Philadelphia, 90 minutes north of Baltimore, two hours north of Washington DC, and about 3.5 hours east of Pittsburg. Being within easy reach of so many major metropolitan areas makes it a fantastic getaway destination - and not just because it offers visitors an unparalleled glimpse into our Civil War history. There are various great things to do in Gettysburg, and the battlefield is just the beginning.
Gettysburg is located in Adams County, a beautiful part of Pennsylvania. The town itself is filled with beautiful Victorian homes, quaint shops, great restaurants and breweries, and so much more. It's also a beautiful part of the state and positively ripe for various outdoor adventures.
The only thing that can make a getaway to Gettysburg, PA better is staying at one of our Pennsylvania Bed and Breakfasts near Gettysburg. For 50 years, Select Registry has provided exceptional hospitality in Select destinations around the country. Providing clean and reputable accommodations is just the beginning. When you Stay Select, you're choosing a level of service and hospitality that far exceeds what you'll find in traditional hotels.
Like our destinations, each of our properties is unique - offering you an unparalleled opportunity to truly experience a given area. Get out and explore this amazing country with us this year, starting with these fantastic things to do in Gettysburg, PA!
Though there are many incredible cities to visit across the nation, there's something exceptional about visiting small towns and off-the-beaten-path destinations. Though Gettysburg isn't necessarily off the beaten path, it is a small town and a destination that may not be at the forefront of your mind to visit - unless you're a massive Civil War and history buff.
History aside, there is a fantastic array of things to do in Gettysburg. Of course, a visit to the Gettysburg National Military Park is more than worth the time. Even so, it's only one of the things to do in Gettysburg that makes our list. If you're looking for an authentic small-town adventure in beautiful Pennsylvania, keep reading to learn about our favorite things to do in Gettysburg, PA.
This list really is just the tip of the iceberg for unique things to do in Gettysburg, PA. The town offers some wonderful once-in-a-lifetime experiences for those seeking an elevated adventure, too.
No visit to Gettysburg is complete without a visit to the Gettysburg National Battlefield, which proved to be a significant turning point in the American Civil War. It is, after all, #1 on the list of things to do in Gettysburg, PA. The Gettysburg National Battlefield, part of the Gettysburg National Military Park, offers visitors much more than a historic battlefield, though.
The park also includes the Gettysburg Museum and Visitors Center, which has a variety of Civil War Artifacts on display and the Gettysburg National Cemetery, and the memorial marking the site of Abraham Lincoln's 1983 Gettysburg Address. Here are a few highlights of things to do while visiting the Gettysburg National Military Park:
As you can see, there is several days' worth of things to do in Gettysburg, especially when you add a visit to the Gettysburg National Military Museum. To ensure you have enough time to explore this fantastic place, stay at one of the wonderful Pennsylvania Bed and Breakfasts in or near Gettysburg - and feel the difference choosing to Stay Select makes in your getaway.
Welcome to Hickory Bridge Farm Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast. Our family has been members of the Select Registry since 1975. Our involvement has enhanced the importance of hospitality at Hickory Bridge Farm. Guests at our Orrtanna, Pennsylvania bed and breakfast will experience a visit that will make them want to return again.
Owners Dort and Richard Mollett saw Antrim 1844 in 1988 and instantly fell in love with its charm. From the beginning, Dort and Richard have poured their heart and soul into making Antrim 1844 a success. They had a mission to return the neglected property back to its original splendor, which would be a complex and unique challenge in the restoration and maintenance of this important historic gem. By the end of 1988, Antrim opened the first and second floor of the mansion as a bed and breakfast destination which offered four handsome guestrooms with private baths, a delicious breakfast, a peaceful estate away from the hustle and bustle of life but within close proximity to Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
With the purchase of 5 additional houses on adjoining Mill Avenue, Antrim presently enjoys the distinguished honor of a luxurious boutique 40 room Country House Hotel with an award winning Smokehouse Restaurant and expansive wine cellar. Additionally, the glass-enclosed pavilion lends itself beautifully for weddings and corporate retreats.
Guests of Antrim 1844 will enjoy a wide range of amenities including our swimming pool, Croquet Lawn, Tennis, Badminton horseshoes, badminton and a nature trail by the stream for their guests enjoyment. It has been an amazing transformation to see Antrim’s rebirth. All hotel guests receive a Full Country Breakfast in The Smokehouse Restaurant each day. Make a reservation to stay overnight & dine in our Smokehouse Restaurant, recently named Best Historic Restaurant in America.
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