36 Hours in Gettysburg
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Gettysburg College is ideally located between several major metropolitan locations and is mere steps away from the iconic battlefields that shaped our nation’s history. Our location provides both a lively local atmosphere and close proximity to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Harrisburg and Philadelphia – just one of many ways that we are able to offer big-city resources while maintaining our small-town charm.
Gettysburg students love to take advantage of everything the area has to offer, whether it's hanging out at the College's on-campus night club, The Attic, going to Midnight Madness at the dining center, playing some mini-golf at Mulligan MacDuffer's, hitting the slopes at Ski Liberty, or doing some shopping at the Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg.
Beyond the Battlefield – Located steps away from the historic battlefields that shaped our nation’s history, the College’s Civil War Institute works to engage students, scholars, and general audiences alike in the evolving understanding of this town’s place in history.
An All-Access Pass – Dwight Eisenhower had a long and loving relationship with our town and College, a relationship that lent itself to the formation of the Eisenhower Institute. With dual-offices in Washington, D.C. and downtown Gettysburg, the Eisenhower Institute combines top-level dialogue among policy-makers with a premier learning experience for undergraduates.
Attention to the Arts – For patrons of the arts, the grandest small-town theater in America – Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater – is located just a few blocks from campus and shows an array of live performances, including performances from our own Sunderman Conservatory of Music, as well as Broadway musicals and independent films.
Sports Galore – Cheer on one of our 24 varsity sports teams at our athletic facilities that are among the best in Division III.
A Taste of Gettysburg – With great restaurants, farmers markets, and wineries, Gettysburg has become a culinary destination. You can also find bakeries, coffee shops and diners, all within walking distance from campus.
Outdoor Recreation – Head to nearby Caledonia State Park, Michaux State Forest, and the Appalachian Trail to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, fishing, climbing, kayaking, and mountain biking.
Liberty Mountain Resort (20 minutes)
Spend a winter afternoon skiing, snowboarding, or snow tubing at Ski Liberty.
Hershey, PA (60 minutes)
Stop by the Sweetest Place on Earth, home to Chocolate World and more than 60 rides and attractions, including 13 roller coasters and a water park, at HersheyPark.
Baltimore (75 minutes)
Tour the Inner Harbor and National Aquarium, check out a Ravens or Orioles games, and more.
Washington, D.C. (90 minutes)
Enjoy the Smithsonian Museums and National Art Gallery, panda watch at the National Zoo, and take advantage of the other attractions located in the nation’s capital.