Ways to Beat the Heat in Gettysburg This Summer

We’ve been feeling the heat with some seriously steamy days this summer! With such high heat indexes, it can be tempting to curl up under the ceiling fan in your living room and binge a whole Netflix series – resist the urge to become a bona fide couch potato this summer and plan a smart summer getaway to Gettysburg!

We know what you’re thinking – “really? A battlefield tour in THIS heat? No, thanks!” We hear you – but hear us out! Gettysburg is chock full of fun ways to cool off on a hot summer day; we even have a few tricks up our sleeves to comfortably tour the battlefield.cracked dirt and a dandelion

Timing is Everything

Summer is tough; mornings and evenings grace us with glorious weather, but afternoons can be spotty (think steamy days scattered with storms). Fortunately, Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours offers guided tours all day long!

Plan a guided tour of the battlefield in the morning before it gets too warm, then take the sweltering afternoon hours to find lunch (and maybe ice cream) out on the town. Spend some time learning all about the Battle of Gettysburg through nearby museums, then stop by again at sunset when the temperature dips once again for a ghost tour by candlelight!

Trust our Transportation

When many people think of our battlefield bus tours, they only picture our famed open-air double-decker bus. While the open-air design is ideal for pleasantly balmy days, it’s not so comfortable when the heat index climbs up into the triple digits.

Enjoy your visit and stay comfortable in our fully air-conditioned coach buses! Just like our original open-air tour, each coach is accompanied by a knowledgeable licensed guide. Be sure to check our complete bus tour schedule to enjoy the beautiful battlefield without melting away in the sun!

Grab a Bite

After all that walking, you’re going to be hungry! Fortunately for you, there are plenty of delicious restaurants within walking distance from the battlefield. Pop into the Dobbin House Tavern for a Colonial-era dining experience, or try something new at The Hoof, Fin, & Fowl. For a special treat for the little ones, be sure to check our Sunset Ice Cream Parlor as well!

Plan it Out

So much to do, so little time! Why not take advantage of our Value Plan options? With the Value Plan, you can choose any three of Gettysburg’s most exciting historic attractions, plus a two-hour battlefield bus tour, all for one low price! The tickets can be used throughout your stay in Gettysburg; you do not lose your tickets if you don’t get to every attraction in one day!

Excited to get started? We sure are! Give us a call at 877-680-TOUR or visit our website to get started today. We look forward to planning your perfect tour experience!