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Gettysburg is steeped in the history of the Civil War. In 1863, it was the site of the epic Battle of Gettysburg, in which some 50,000 soldiers were killed. It is also, of course, the place where Abraham Lincoln delivered the immortal Gettysburg Address. The town itself is made up of houses, hotels and taverns dating back several centuries, but Gettysburg offers more modern travel and leisure activities, as well, like wine tastings, orchard tours, shopping and golfing.

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Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Military Park
Owner description: The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred... more Owner description: The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address". less
Attraction type: Battlefields; Parks
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Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center
Owner description: "A New Birth of Freedom," narrated by Morgan Freeman, orients you to the battle; then see the sights and hear the sounds of the battle in the historic Cyclorama Painting... more Owner description: "A New Birth of Freedom," narrated by Morgan Freeman, orients you to the battle; then see the sights and hear the sounds of the battle in the historic Cyclorama Painting Experience. Finally, tour the museum, packed with original artifacts and interactive exhibits. Tickets and shuttle bus to Eisenhower National Historic Site and seasonal programs at Spangler Farm Civil War Field Hospital from Visitor Center. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, USA Today Top 10 Places to Visit, AAA Gem. Purchase tickets prior to your arrival online and reserve a Battlefield Guide (licensed through the National Park Service) through the Gettysburg Foundation, non-profit partner to the National Park Service at Gettysburg. Admission fee for Cyclorama, Film and Museum. Entry to Visitor Center, Museum Bookstore and Refreshment Saloon is free. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides
Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides
Attraction type: Battlefields
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Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Attraction type: Cemeteries
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Shriver House Museum
Shriver House Museum
Owner description: You may know what happened on battlefield...but do you know what happened to the families and their homes in town? The Shriver House Museum is an award-winning Civil War museum... more Owner description: You may know what happened on battlefield...but do you know what happened to the families and their homes in town? The Shriver House Museum is an award-winning Civil War museum dedicated to the civilian experience during the Battle of Gettysburg. The story is told through the eyes of the Shriver family, whose ancestors settled in the area in the 1700s. While George Shriver served in the Union army, his wife, Hettie, was worried about the safety of their daughters, Mollie (5) and Sadie (7), as well as their home. When soldiers filled the streets of Gettysburg, Hettie (27) chose to take her children back to her family's farm three miles south of town, by Big Round Top; where she thought they would be out of harm's way. Hettie could not know she jumped from the frying pan into the fire or that her unoccupied home would offer the Rebels an outstanding view of Union ground. It was quickly commandeered by Confederates to set up a sharpshooters' nest in the attic. Today the Shrivers' home appears much the same way it did when it was built in 1860, just a few months before the Civil War began. Guides in period dress recount the harrowing story of the Shriver family's experiences as you walk through their home - from the Confederate sharpshooters' nest in the attic, through their finely-appointed home, to Shriver's Saloon in the cellar. The story of George Shriver was not well-known until 1996 when his house, which sat abandoned for nearly 30 years, was painstakingly restored to its original appearance. Today the Shrivers' story is one of the most intriguing stories told when it comes to the civilian aspect of the Battle of Gettysburg. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Mr. G's Ice Cream
Mr. G's Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 132 Restaurants in Gettysburg
Price: US$ 2 - US$ 4
Cuisines: American
Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Food 101
Food 101
Ranked #2 of 132 Restaurants in Gettysburg
Cuisines: American
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hunt's Battlefield Fries & Cafe'
Hunt's Battlefield Fries & Cafe'
Ranked #3 of 132 Restaurants in Gettysburg
Price: US$ 6 - US$ 10
Cuisines: American
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Garryowen Irish Pub
Garryowen Irish Pub
Ranked #4 of 132 Restaurants in Gettysburg
Price: US$ 5 - US$ 25
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Tommy's Pizza
Tommy's Pizza
Ranked #5 of 132 Restaurants in Gettysburg
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Best Western Gettysburg
2.0 of 5
Best Western Gettysburg
US$ 68 - US$ 162
Ranked #1 of 28 Hotels in Gettysburg
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Sleep Inn and Suites
2.5 of 5
Sleep Inn and Suites
US$ 63 - US$ 162
Ranked #3 of 28 Hotels in Gettysburg
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Quality Inn Gettysburg Battlefield
2.5 of 5
Quality Inn Gettysburg Battlefield
US$ 56 - US$ 123
Ranked #5 of 28 Hotels in Gettysburg
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Brickhouse Inn Bed & Breakfast
3.5 of 5
Brickhouse Inn Bed & Breakfast
US$ 107 - US$ 181
Ranked #1 of 23 Gettysburg B&B and Inns
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The Gaslight Inn Bed and Breakfast
The Gaslight Inn Bed and Breakfast
US$ 120 - US$ 186
Ranked #2 of 23 Gettysburg B&B and Inns
Brafferton Inn
3.0 of 5
Brafferton Inn
US$ 108 - US$ 154
Ranked #4 of 23 Gettysburg B&B and Inns
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