Area Attractions

Things to do in Gettysburg

Majestic Theater
This revitalized historic landmark and former vaudeville stage -- owned and operated by the College -- combines early 20th-century opulence in a 21st-century performance venue. The Majestic Theater has a main stage and two cinemas that show independent films.

Schmucker Art Gallery
The 1,600 square-foot Schmucker Art Gallery is a lively art space that displays seven to eight different exhibitions each year. Shows include local, national, and international contemporary artists, a faculty exhibition, and a student exhibition.  Area

Gettysburg National Military Park
Site of the largest battle ever waged during the American Civil War

First Fridays
Monthly gallery openings that celebrate regional arts and culture

Outlet shopping
At the Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg, only a few miles from campus


Things to do near Gettysburg

Baltimore (75 minutes)
Inner Harbor, National Aquarium, Ravens and Orioles games, and more

Washington, D.C. (90 minutes)
Smithsonian Museum, National Art Gallery, panda watch at the National Zoo, and more

Skiing and Snowboarding (20 minutes)
Ski Liberty is open throughout the winter

Caledonia State Park and Michaux Forest (20-30 minutes)
For hiking, swimming, boating, and mountain biking

Hershey Amusement Park (60 minutes)
Home to Chocolate World and more than 60 rides and attractions, including 10 roller coasters

Harper's Ferry National Historical Park (90 minutes)
Site of the successful application of interchangeable manufacture, the arrival of the first successful American railroad, John Brown's attack on slavery, the largest surrender of Federal troops during the Civil War.


Looking at other Pennsylvania colleges?

Gettysburg is an ideal place to anchor your visit to other colleges in the area.