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Getting Around Gettysburg on a Budget

Published July 25, 2019

Three Cost-Saving Ways to Explore Gettysburg

Traveling a new city can be an exciting way to expand your historical and cultural knowledge. These adventures can be pricey, especially if you’re not familiar with the area you’re traveling to. The good news: traveling to a new city doesn’t have to be expensive. For help planning your trip to Gettysburg, we’re sharing the three most popular cost-effective ways to explore Gettysburg.


Dollar Trolley
Price: $1.00

Within one block of the Gettysburg Hotel, the best way to explore the area is by riding the Freedom Transit. Featuring a historic trolley replica, the Lincoln Line provides service daily to the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center, The Outlets Shoppes at Gettysburg, and the Eisenhower Complex. Not only is public transportation good for the environment, but you will get access to anywhere you want to go for far less than a taxi. Not a bus stop along your route? Riders have the ability to flag the bus driver down anywhere on the route that is safe for the driver to pull over.


Biking through Town
Price: Free

Biking has great benefits not only for health, but it is a great way to get around! Staying at the Gettysburg Hotel? Take advantage of our brand-new bike program. All guests have complimentary access to bikes in order to tour the area. With more than ten bike racks in the Gettysburg area, feel comfortable commuting to your favorite destinations knowing your bike will have a place to park. Not sure where to go? The National Park Services welcomes all bikers to enjoy exploring the battlefields on a self-guided tour.


Downtown Walking Tour
Price: Free

There’s no better way to get to know a new place than by hitting the pavement and exploring. Take time to walk the streets and learn more about life in Gettysburg before, during, and after the Civil War. In downtown Gettysburg, there truly is something for everyone. The town is diverse with souvenir shops, art galleries, restaurants, museums, and much more.  Looking for a specialized experience?  Visit the Gettysburg Licensed Town Historians/Guides for a guided tour and stories of the history of our city.


Exploring doesn’t have to be expensive, with every experience you never know what you might discover! At the end of the day, whether it is going across town or across the square, remember that the Gettysburg Hotel will be waiting for your safe return.

Your cost-saving expert,
Fawn Reid
Gettysburg Hotel Insider

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