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Gettysburg is a borough in Adams County in southern Pennsylvania. As of 2010, the population was 7,620 full time residents. Gettysburg is widely known for being a tourist attraction due to its proximity to the Gettysburg Battlefield. The town is also home to the Lutheran Theological Seminary, founded in 1826, and Gettysburg College, founded in 1832, as well as Harrisburg Community College. The borough of Gettysburg is a hub for the area due to the many roads that radiate out from it, providing easy access to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Harrisburg and Hanover, Pennsylvania. The historic Lincoln Highway (U.S. Route 30) also runs through Gettysburg. The Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental U.S. highway. Gettysburg is arguably one of the most historic spots in the country where you can walk in the footsteps of President Abraham Lincoln, tour the Gettysburg National Military Park, visit the Soldiers' National Cemetery, and tour historic homes of 1863 Gettysburg and the many museums of the area. But, Gettysburg offers more than history. There are also plenty of outdoor recreational activities to enjoy, theater, concerts, dining, shopping and wineries to tour. Gettysburg has golf courses with breathtaking background scenery, lovely orchards, nature trails, and other charming small towns nearby. It also makes a very nice home base for exploring the whole area, and it's just a day-trip away from Washington D.C. where you can tour all the monuments. Visiting the Battle of Gettysburg includes a self-guided audio battlefield tour, a 56-page guidebook and a computer CDROM about the area.

Surrounding areas: Fayetteville, Pennsylvania (17.8 mi), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (35.7 mi), Mercersburg, Pennsylvania (35.7 mi), Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania (36.2 mi)

Gettysburg Vacation Rentals

Gettysburg Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Inn301 Steinwehr AveGettysburg, PA (800) 237-8466
Best Western Gettysburg HotelOne Lincoln SQGettysburg, PA (717) 337-2000
Comfort Inn Gettysburg871 York RdGettysburg, PA (717) 337-2400
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson1857 Gettysburg Village DrGettysburg, PA (717) 337-9518
Courtyard By Marriott115 Presidential CirGettysburg, PA (717) 334-5600
Days Inn Gettysburg865 York RdGettysburg, PA (717) 334-0030
Econo Lodge945 Baltimore PikeGettysburg, PA (717) 334-6715
Eisenhower Inn And Conference Center2634 Emmitsburg RdGettysburg, PA (717) 334-8121
Gettysburg Travelodge613 Baltimore StGettysburg, PA (717) 334-9281
Hampton Inn - Gettysburg1280 York RdGettysburg, PA (717) 338-9121
Hilton Garden Inn Gettysburg1061 York RdGettysburg, PA (717) 334-2040
Holiday Inn Express Gettysburg869 York RdGettysburg, PA (717) 337-1400
Quality Inn At General Lee's Headquarters401 Buford AveGettysburg, PA (717) 334-3141
Quality Inn Gettysburg Motor Lodge380 Steinwehr AveGettysburg, PA (717) 334-1103
Ramada Inn - Gettysburg2634 Emmitsburg RdGettysburg, PA (717) 334-8121
Super 8 Motel Gettysburg606 York StGettysburg, PA (717) 334-4274
Wyndham Gettysburg95 Presidential CirGettysburg, PA (717) 339-0020
Carroll Valley Resort Hotel121 Sanders RdFairfield, PA9.0 mi.(717) 642-8212
Liberty Mountain Resort78 Country Club TrailFairfield, PA9.1 mi.(717) 642-8282
Sleep Inn Silo Hill501 Silo Hill PkwyEmmitsburg, MD10.1 mi.(301) 447-0044
National Emergency Training Center16825 S Seton AveEmmitsburg, MD11.3 mi.(301) 447-1000
Howard Johnson Inn1080 CarlisleHanover, PA12.6 mi.(888) 646-5912
Hampton Inn309 Wilson AveHanover, PA13.1 mi.(717) 633-1117
Antrium 1844 Country Inn30 Trevanion RdTaneytown, MD13.3 mi.(410) 756-6812
Altland HouseCenter SquareAbbottstown, PA13.6 mi.(717) 259-9535
Bechtel Mansion Inn400 W King StEast Berling, PA15.1 mi.(717) 259-7760
Cozy Country Inn103 Frederick RdThurmont, MD17.6 mi.(301) 271-4301
Super 8 Motel-thurmont300 Tippin DrThurmont, MD18.0 mi.(301) 271-7888
Best Western Waynesboro239 W Main StWaynesboro, PA19.3 mi.(717) 762-9113
Best Western Catering451 WMC DrWestminster, MD20.6 mi.(410) 857-1900
Sleep Inn & Suites1435 Doron DrChambersburg, PA20.7 mi.(717) 263-0596
Comfort Inn Chambersburg3301 Black Gap RdChambersburg, PA20.9 mi.(717) 263-6655
Best Western Shippensburg Hotel125 Walnut Btm RdShippensburg, PA21.6 mi.(717) 532-5200
Shippen Place Hotel32 E King StShippensburg, PA21.6 mi.(717) 532-4141
Westminister Inn5 S Center StWestminister, MD22.0 mi.(410) 857-4445
Days Inn Westminister25 S Cranberry RdWestminister, MD22.2 mi.(410) 857-0500
Four Points Hotel By Sheraton Chambersburg1123 Lincoln Way EastChambersburg, PA22.4 mi.(717) 263-9191
Best Western Chambersburg211 Walker RdChambersburg, PA22.5 mi.(717) 262-4994
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Chambersburg1122 Wayne RdChambersburg, PA22.5 mi.(800) 228-2800
Hampton Inn955 Lesher RdChambersburg, PA22.7 mi.(717) 261-9185
Bed & Breakfast
Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast150 Hickorytown RdCarlisle, PA26.4 mi.(717) 258-0717
Buttonwood Bed And Breakfast980 Waggoners Gap RdCarlisle, PA26.6 mi.(717) 249-7827
Beaver Creek House Bed And Breakfast20432 Beaver CRK RdHagerstown, MD29.1 mi.(301) 797-4764

Gettysburg Weather & Climate

South Central Pennsylvania experiences four seasons, although there are variations depending on the area and altitude. Summers tend to be hot and humid, while winters are cold with snow; the mountainous areas are typically cooler in summer, and receive a lot more snow in the wintertime. July is usually the warmest month with temperatures averaging 80F (27C), although the southern part of the state is often hotter. The coldest time of year is January. Spring and autumn are the best times to travel, as they are moderate in temperature, with less humidity. Peak tornado season in the eastern U.S. is usually between May and July.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 38°F 19°F 3.22 in. -
February 42°F 20°F 2.73 in. -
March 51°F 30°F 3.53 in. -
April 62°F 38°F 3.47 in. -
May 72°F 48°F 4.31 in. -
June 80°F 57°F 4.59 in. -
July 86°F 62°F 3.45 in. -
August 84°F 60°F 3.49 in. -
September 77°F 53°F 4.25 in. -
October 67°F 41°F 3.08 in. -
November 55°F 31°F 3.59 in. -
December 44°F 24°F 3.22 in. -

Gettysburg Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Harrisburg International airport (MDT) located about 35 miles northeast of Gettysburg in Harrisburg ( Middletown ), Pennsylvania, Eastern Wv Regional Shepherd Field (MRB) located approximately 49 miles southwest of Gettysburg in Martinsburg, West Virginia, the Baltimore Washington International airport (BWI) located roughly 54 miles southeast of Gettysburg in Baltimore, Maryland, and finally the Martin State airport (MTN) located around 55 miles southeast of Gettysburg in Baltimore, Maryland.

Gettysburg Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Williams Grove ParkMechanicsburgPA29.0 mi.
HersheyparkHersheyPA43.9 mi.
JeepersParkvilleMD47.9 mi.
Dutch WonderlandLancasterPA51.1 mi.
JeepersRockvilleMD51.8 mi.
JeepersGreenbeltMD60.2 mi.
Six Flags AmericaMitchellvilleMD67.8 mi.
Six Flags AmericaUpper MarlboroMD74.7 mi.
Lakemont ParkAltoonaPA77.7 mi.
DelGrosso's Amusement ParkTiptonPA79.1 mi.
KnoebelsElysburgPA79.8 mi.
Marshall Hall ParkBryans RoadMD82.9 mi.
Blue Diamond ParkNew CastleDE89.2 mi.
Water Parks
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD87.4 mi.
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA93.2 mi.
Killens Pond Water ParkFeltonDE105.0 mi.
Dorney Park & Whitewater KingdomAllentownPA106.4 mi.
Mountain CreekVernonNJ116.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Cedar Ridge Golf CourseGettysburgPA 
Links at GettysburgGettysburgPA 
Flatbush Golf CourseLittlestownPA10.2 mi.
Quail Valley Golf CourseLittlestownPA10.2 mi.
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club Rising SunRising SunMD11.2 mi.
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club Rising Sun CourseRising SunMD11.2 mi.
South Mountain Golf CourseSouth MountainPA13.2 mi.
Bridges Golf ClubAbbottstownPA13.7 mi.
Maple Run Golf CourseThurmontMD17.4 mi.
Duck Hollow Golf ClubUniontownPA18.5 mi.
Mount Summit Golf CourseUniontownPA18.5 mi.
Springdale Golf ClubUniontownPA18.5 mi.
Hickory Heights Golf ClubSpring GrovePA19.9 mi.
Little Creek Golf CourseSpring GrovePA20.5 mi.
Range End Country ClubDillsburgPA22.0 mi.
Bear Creek Golf ClubWestminsterMD22.1 mi.
Wakefield Valley Golf & Conference CenterWestminsterMD22.1 mi.
Midatlantic Golf ClubDoverPA23.3 mi.
Majestic Ridge Golf ClubChambersburgPA23.8 mi.
Rocky Spring Golf CourseChambersburgPA23.8 mi.
Glade Valley Golf ClubWalkersvilleMD25.1 mi.
Cumberland Golf ClubCarlislePA25.6 mi.
Mayapple Golf LinksCarlislePA25.6 mi.
PennDel Golf CourseCarlislePA25.6 mi.
Rocky Meadows Golf CourseCarlislePA25.6 mi.
Greencastle Greens Golf ClubGreencastlePA26.1 mi.
Bon Air Golf CourseCoraopolisPA27.1 mi.
Beaver Creek Country ClubHagerstownMD28.0 mi.
Briarwood Golf ClubYorkPA28.5 mi.
Hawk Lake Golf ClubYorkPA28.5 mi.
Ski Areas
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA35.7 mi.
Blue KnobClaysburgPA72.0 mi.
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA100.0 mi.
Doe MountainMacungiePA100.3 mi.
Bryce ResortBasyeVA109.4 mi.
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD114.4 mi.
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ116.7 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ116.7 mi.
State Parks
Pine Grove Furnace State ParkPA13.4 mi. 
Caledonia State ParkPA14.3 mi. 
Mont Alto State ParkPA15.9 mi. 
Codorus State ParkPA16.5 mi. 
Kings Gap State ParkPA18.1 mi. 
Gifford Pinchot State ParkPA24.9 mi. 
Gambrill State ParkMD28.5 mi. 
Greenbrier State ParkMD29.3 mi. 
Washington Monument State ParkMD31.4 mi. 
Colonel Denning State ParkPA31.8 mi. 
Fowler Hollow State ParkPA35.5 mi. 
Gathland State ParkMD36.9 mi. 
Big Spring State ParkPA37.0 mi. 
Samuel S Lewis State ParkPA38.2 mi. 
Cowans Gap State ParkPA38.3 mi. 
York County Heritage TrustYorkPA28.2 mi.(History)
Schifferstadt Architectural MuseumFrederickMD30.3 mi.(History)
Museum of Scientific DiscoveryHarrisburgPA35.7 mi.(Science)
Watch and Clock Museum of the NAWCCColumbiaPA41.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
National Watch & Clock MuseumColumbiaPA41.0 mi.(Technology)
Museum of Bus TransportationHersheyPA43.9 mi.(Technology)
Hershey MuseumHersheyPA43.9 mi.(History)
NIST Virtual MuseumGaithersburgMD47.5 mi.(Technology)
Jewish Historical Society of MarylandBaltimoreMD49.8 mi.(History)
Maryland Historical SocietyBaltimoreMD49.8 mi.(History)
Baltimore Railroad MuseumBaltimoreMD49.8 mi.(Technology)
Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of DentistryBaltimoreMD49.8 mi.(Technology)
USS ConstellationBaltimoreMD49.8 mi.(Technology)
American Visionary Art MuseumBaltimoreMD49.8 mi.(Art)
Baltimore Museum of ArtBaltimoreMD49.8 mi.(Art)
Walters Art GalleryBaltimoreMD49.8 mi.(Art)
Dr. Charles W. Swan Library and MuseumBaltimoreMD49.8 mi.(History)
Edgar Allan Poe House and MuseumBaltimoreMD49.8 mi.(History)
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic ShrineBaltimoreMD49.8 mi.(History)
Franklin and Marshall College's North MuseumLancasterPA51.1 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA43.9 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD49.8 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD49.8 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC65.5 mi.
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA81.4 mi.
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE89.6 mi.
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Ltd.AllenwoodPA89.9 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA109.9 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ112.1 mi.

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