In and Around Gettysburg


Freedom Transit
Park once and leave the driving to us. Park at your hotel or at the conveniently located parking garage downtown (behind The Gettysburg Hotel). The Gray Line travels to Gettysburg College. Ride the Freedom Transit Trolley for free with a Gettysburg College/Gettysburg the Town Discount ID card? To request a Discount ID card, email
General Resources

Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau
The official website for planning a visit to Gettysburg and Adams County. Discover the many things to see and do in the area, as well as dining and lodging opportunities and a full calendar of events.

Main Street Gettysburg
Main Street Gettysburg is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation and revitalization of historic Gettysburg for the benefits of its citizens, businesses, and visitors.

Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. Includes events and promotions, including information about First Friday-Gettysburg Style.

Steinwehr Avenue
From Civil War Encampments to authentic period clothing, gifts and souvenirs to the finest attractions, accommodations, dining, ghost tours and night life, Steinwehr Avenue has everything you want.

Specific Recommendations

Gettysburg Farmers' Market on Lincoln Square
Catch the last Farmers' Market of the season! The Gettysburg Farmers' Market is located in the center of Gettysburg, on four quadrants of the town's historic Lincoln Square. The beautiful location, abundance of good food, and friendly service makes the Farmers' Market a most enjoyable place to shop. Check website to see if the Farmers' Market will be open on October 24, 2015.

Guided Historic Walking Tours
Tours run for ninety minutes and feature the town and its citizens, who were caught between battle lines during the Civil War. Offered by licensed guides who have completed multi-level testing and training, tours depart from The Gettysburg Hotel.

The David Wills House
A new National Park Service museum dedicated to the memory of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and the remarkable recovery of a town devastated by war. Led by Gettysburg College's very own alumnus, David Wills, a graduate in the class of 1851, a committee worked to inter soldier remains from the battle and form an appropriate dedication. Wills asked President Abraham Lincoln to attend the ceremony and deliver "a few appropriate remarks." Those remarks, finished while the President stayed overnight at the Wills home, became the immortal Gettysburg Address.

The Original Ghosts of Gettysburg
Candlelight walking tours. Choose the Carlisle Street Tour for the only ghost tour that includes Gettysburg College's campus.

Civil War Institute Family Weekend Photo Contest

Post selfies to the CWI’s Instagram account (@CWI_gc) to win a Bookstore gift certificate for the most selfies or a CWI insulated tumbler for the silliest selfie. Photos should be tagged #cwichallenge. Selfies must be on these days at these locations.
10/23: New Lincoln statue
10/24: Virginia Monument
10/25: Pennsylvania Monument

Family Weekend 2014 Photos

Family Weekend 2014