Travel Tips from Gettysburg Insiders

General G. K. Warren Statue

Anytime you take a trip to a new place, it’s always beneficial to find a local who may have some tips on places to visit, what to do, or other points of interest in their city. Gettysburg is no different, and our local residents and workers are a great resource for visitors to our historic borough.

If you’re planning a quick trip, however, we know it may be difficult to connect with these local experts. That’s why we’ve gathered some tips from the great folks who work here with us at Gettysburg Battlefield Tours in order to help you plan the perfect stay:

  • Bailey (Ticket Seller/Hostess) – “Take a double decker bus tour and go to the Visitor Center.”
  • Brittany (Manager of Ghostly Images) – “Plan to spend longer than a day and visit the smaller shops for unique items.”
  • Cheryl (Tour Bus Driver) – “See downtown Gettysburg for quaint shops, restaurants and scenery.”
  • Christina (Licensed Battlefield Guide) – “Leave enough time to visit the battlefield. Don’t rush! You need at least a day.”
  • Dave (Licensed Battlefield Guide) – “Hire a guide or take a battlefield tour.”
  • George (Cashier/Tour Guide) – “Make sure to absorb as much history as possible; there’s a lot to see and do. Make sure to allow enough time to see everything.”
  • Melanie (Sales Associate) – “Take the Battlefield Bus Tour on the Double Decker. Take a walk through the National Cemetery and visit the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.”
  • Pam (Ticket Seller/Cashier) – “Ask locals where to eat, what to see, where the least known parts of the battlefield are, and what are some urban legends.”
  • Paul (Licensed Battlefield Guide) – “Take a guided tour by bus or a personalized tour to take full advantage of what is here.”
  • Phil (Licensed Battlefield Guide) – “Take a battlefield tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide and follow up with a tour of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.”
  • Roger (Tour Guide) – “I would suggest visiting all the different museums and explore the battlefield.”
  • Starr (Tour Guide & Assistant Manager) – “Explore more than just the battlefield. Gettysburg is rich in history.”

As you can see from this nice collection of tips and advice, there are some consistencies throughout these tips worth keeping in mind:

  1. Take a guided bus tour or double decker tour of the battlefield
  2. Explore the local shops, restaurants and museums
  3. Plan to spend more than a day to fully see and experience Gettysburg

If you have any questions, or need help scheduling your trip, be sure to give us a call at 877-680-TOUR (8687) and we’ll be happy to help!