COVID-19 has interrupted many travel plans. But that doesn’t mean you have to remain bored at home! Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours and the Town of Gettysburg have taken a lot of measures to offer safe, affordable, and fun entertainment options during this pandemic.
So, do you need to get out of the house? Need a safe break from the monotony of quarantine? We have put together a few of our favorite spots to eat and hang out in Gettysburg—with social distancing and safety precautions in place!
Thank you to Destination Gettysburg as well for help compiling these resources. For an even more extensive list, visit their site today!
Places to eat
Of course, we couldn’t start out without sharing some of the best places to relax and grab a bite in Gettysburg. All of these restaurants offer multiple dining options: carryout, delivery, and curbside pickup. Many of them are offering both indoor and outdoor seating!
- Appalachian Brewing Company Gateway– opening for carryout, curbside pickup, indoor & outdoor dining
- Blue and Gray Bar & Grill– indoor & outdoor dining, carryout & delivery (Daily, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
- Warehouse Gourmet Bistro & Brewpub– delivery, carryout, & outdoor dining, also offering a 25% discount to medical facilities and first responders
- Biggerstaff’s Catering– curbside pickup (Wed. – Fri., order by Noon and pickup from 4-6 p.m.) and tour bus boxed lunches and meals available
- Adams County Winery– outdoor seating for onsite consumption with food purchase ( Wed. – Fri., Noon – 5 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun., Noon – 5 p.m., guests in high health risk categories are invited to shop every Wed., 10-11:30 a.m.) & online shipping orders, indoor tasting room closed
- G’s Ice Cream A trip to Gettysburg isn’t complete without a sweet treat from Mr. G’s. March 1 through October 31, open Noon-9pm.
For a full list of over 75 places to eat in Gettysburg, visit https://destinationgettysburg.com/safe-travel/restaurants/
Things to Do
We get it. Sometimes you just need to get out of the house, escape Zoom meeting overload, and have some fun. There are options! Gettysburg is full of things to do, including parks, virtual events, and more.
- 1863 Escape Room –The 1863 Escape Room has both on-site and virtual options for loads of fun!
- Back Alley Axe– Throw an axe like a pro! Bring your own food and drinks and make it a party. Back Alley Axe is also BYOB friendly for anyone 21 or older.
- Catoctin Wildlife Preserve The Catoctin Wildlife Preserve is a great way to view some unique and intriguing animals! Face coverings are required in all buildings and on the Safari Ride.
- Hickory Falls Family Entertainment Center Only a short drive away from Gettysburg, the Hickory Falls Family Entertainment is a great place for some family-friendly fun.
- National Riding Stables The National Riding Stables on Taneytown Road in Gettysburg offers you a chance to see Gettysburg in a unique way: on horseback!
For a full list of safe things to do in Gettysburg, visit https://destinationgettysburg.com/safe-travel/things-to-do/
Places to stay
When your day is winding down, Gettysburg has plenty of places for you to rest. All of the hotels and places to stay in town are maintaining appropriate sanitary precautions and recommended protective measures. Rest and relax at one of these places today!
- Battlefield Bed & Breakfast Inn Relax on the beautiful wrap-around deck or in one of our common rooms inside the historic 1809 farmhouse at the Battlefield Bed & Breakfast Inn.
- Federal Pointe Inn The Federal Pointe Inn is a historic landmark in Gettysburg, built in 1896. It is a wonderful luxury experience.
- Inn at Cemetery Hill The Inn at Cemetery Hill is right in the middle of town and offers guests a warm and cozy atmosphere.
For a full list of places to stay, visit https://destinationgettysburg.com/safe-travel/lodging/
Gettysburg Battlefield Tours
Gettysburg Battlefield Tours is open, operational, and ready to offer you the best battlefield tour Gettysburg has to offer! We are practicing social distancing, increased cleaning measures, and wearing masks when appropriate. We would love to have you on one of our tours!
- Double Decker Bus Tour: Our famous double decker bus is available to take you on a guided tour of Gettysburg! See the sites and historical landmarks in a safe setting with a professional licensed battlefield guide. Buses are cleaned after every tour and protective face masks are required while on board. Book your tour today!
- Private Ghost Tours: You can experience our private ghost tours! We offer both walking and private options and guarantee a ghostly good time! We are practicing social distancing and our buses are cleaned after every tour. Book your tour here.
We would love to see you out and about in Gettysburg! We hope you are staying safe and that, perhaps, we will see you somewhere in town!