Gettysburg, PA is one of the most patriotic destinations in America and a wonderful place for you to immerse yourself, and the kids, in history.

Gettysburg and Adams County, where it is situated, is picture perfect Pennsylvania rolling countryside. This means there is plenty for my outdoor loving mind to enjoy.

Things to Do in Gettysburg PA

If you’re thinking of visiting Gettysburg but you’re not sure what there is to do besides the battlefields, then you’ve come to the right place.

Visit The Visitor Center and Museum

A highlight of the museum is the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama, painted in the late 1880s by the French artist Paul Philippoteaux.

Take One of the Gettysburg Battlefield Tour

Touring the Gettysburg Battlefield is a half to full day experience, depending on how deep you want to go. There are 1,400 monuments and statues places around the battlefields.

Visit Soldier’s National Cemetery, Gettysburg PA

The Gettysburg National Cemetery is the first of the USA’s National Cemeteries and famous as the site where President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg address.

Check Out The Shriver House Museum

The Shriver House Museum gives a wonderful insight into what happened in the home owned by one of the wealthiest in town and was occupied by Confederate Sharpshooters during the battle.

Wander Around Downtown Gettysburg

The Downtown area of Gettysburg has a charming American Main Street lined with a variety of shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants and leading right up to historic Lincoln Square.

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