Planning Your Gettysburg GetawayFebruary 21, 2018
Winter, spring, summer or fall, there’s never a bad time to pay a visit to Gettysburg! No matter what time of year you decide to make your trip to our historic town, we can help you plan that next Gettysburg getaway with some helpful resources:
Gettysburg Foundation – www.gettysburgfoundation.org
The Gettysburg Foundation operates in conjunction with the National Park Service to preserve Gettysburg National Military Park and the Eisenhower National Historic Site. They also play a significant role in educating the public about these sites and our democracy by providing a look into how Gettysburg played a key role in shaping our country.
The Gettysburg Foundation’s website provides useful links to help you plan your visit, purchase tickets to attractions or bus tours, browse the events calendar, and plan a trip for your students, team, scouts, or other youth group.
Museum and visitor hours are 9am-5pm daily, and the address is 1195 Baltimore Pike. You can reach the Gettysburg Foundation by phone at 717-338-1243.
Gettysburg National Military Park – www.nps.gov/gett
The Gettysburg National Military Park is owned and operated by the National Park Service. Their website includes videos of what it’s like to visit Gettysburg National Military Park, a virtual tour of the National Cemetery, some then and now pictures, education programs, and helpful resources.
The standard summer hours are 8am-6pm and standard winter hours are 9am-5pm. The Gettysburg National Military Park is also located at 1195 Baltimore Pike and can be reached by phone at 717-334-1124.
Eisenhower National Historic Site – www.nps.gov/eise
Also owned and operated by the National Park Service, the Eisenhower National Historic Site is the home and farm of former General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie Eisenhower. Here you can tour the President’s home and see every room where the President and First Lady entertained, met with world leaders, and more.
The website has dozens of resources for planning your trip, including a behind-the-gates video house tour, an audio tour, how to become a junior secret service agent, and more.
You can find the Eisenhower National Historic Site at 243 Eisenhower Farm Road. Hours vary depending on the time of year, so check the website to ensure you visit when they’re open. You can reach them by phone at 717-338-9114.
Destination Gettysburg – www.destinationgettysburg.com
Destination Gettysburg is a membership-based organization that exists to assist visitors, members and the community, and to promote Gettysburg and all of Adams County. A popular website for incoming tourists, Destination Gettysburg is a key resource that will help to make sure you have the very best visit to Gettysburg.
Whether you’re looking for things to do, a place to stay, somewhere to eat, or are just browsing for ideas, Destination Gettysburg has you covered. Don’t forget the events calendar, which will keep you apprised of events occurring when you make your visit.
Destination Gettysburg is open from 8am-5pm daily, and you can find them at 1195 Baltimore Pike. They can be reached by phone at 717-334-6274 or 1-800-337-5015.
We hope you find these resources useful when planning your visit to Gettysburg. Whether it’s just a family trip, an educational outing, or a large group, there’s something for everyone in Gettysburg! Of course, if you’re just looking for one of those famous double-decker bus tours, you’ve already found the right place. And remember, once you’re in Gettysburg feel free to ask our knowledgeable and friendly staff about what is going on and what else there is to do while you’re in town!