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5 Reasons to add Gettysburg, PA to your 2024 Travel Bucket List

Published February 1, 2024

Explore the rich history and undeniable charm of Gettysburg! As you contemplate your travel itinerary for 2024, consider adding this iconic town to your must-visit list. Uncover the allure of Gettysburg through five compelling activities that promise to elevate your travel experience and create lasting memories.

1. Explore the Battlefields

The Battle of Gettysburg is one of the most significant battles in American history. Start your journey by exploring the historic battlefields where it all unfolded. Immerse yourself in the stories of bravery and sacrifice as you walk through the hallowed grounds..

2. Visit the Gettysburg Heritage Center and Museum

Magnify your understanding of the Civil War by learning about the Battle of Gettysburg from the perspective of both the soldiers who fought here and civilians who lived here. Discover artifacts, see real historical documents, and watch interactive and 3D displays to learn more about this historic town and the people who called Gettysburg home during the war.

3. Attend a Ghost Tour

Did you know Gettysburg has several sights known for their paranormal activity? Venture out on both an informative and thrilling tour through some of Gettysburg’s most iconic, haunted sites such as Unity Park, Dobbin House Tavern, and Gettysburg National Cemetery while you learn chilling stories of the past. (Available to book in April 2024, be sure to check out our Ghostly Encounter Package, which includes a ghost tour, breakfast + dinner for two at our restaurant, One Lincoln, and more! )

4. Indulge in Local Culinary Delights

After a day filled with history and hauntings, spend some time getting to know Gettysburg’s vibrant foodie scene. Spend the day on a historic downtown food tour and experience one-of-a-kind delicacies crafted by local chefs. Sample regional specialties like Pennsylvania Dutch pretzels and cheesesteaks and discover the flavors that make this town a true culinary gem.

5. Relax and Unwind at Gettysburg Hotel

End your day of exploration by returning to the comfort of a hotel where presidents and dignitaries once gathered. Unwind in any of our newly renovated guestrooms, each with its unique charm and modern amenities. Whether you choose to relax in our spacious suites, get a quick workout in our 24-hour fitness center, or enjoy a nightcap at our restaurant, One Lincoln, you’ll find everything you need for an exciting stay.

Gettysburg Hotel stands as more than just accommodation – it’s a gateway to an immersive experience that merges the charm of the past with the comforts of the present.  With our proximity to Gettysburg National Parks, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Harrisburg, and Hershey, Gettysburg Hotel is an ideal spot for those looking to journey through the town’s historical narrative.  Convenience becomes a luxury as you seamlessly transition from the quiet comfort of your room to the hallowed grounds where pivotal moments in American history unfolded.

Beyond its historical significance, Gettysburg Hotel offers a haven of relaxation and indulgence.  Enjoy complimentary bike rentals, on-site dining, and a fully equipped fitness center.

Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a traveler seeking comfort, or someone in search of a unique getaway, Gettysburg Hotel beckons you to become a part of its storied legacy.  Book your stay, and let this historic hotel be the backdrop to your exploration of Gettysburg’s fascinating past and vibrant present.

 

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