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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is a diverse vacation destination with many activities, especially for those who love to learn about history. Houses, farmhouses, and apartments are available for you to rent when you visit the area. Many great amenities are included when you stay at these properties and may include outdoor grills, free parking, internet access, and cable or satellite television.
Gettysburg is a great place to go to visit the battlefields from the Civil War. Gettysburg National Military Park and Battlefield can be toured by car with or without an audio interpretation, or you can tour with a guide via walk, horseback, Segway, bicycle, or horseback. The park encompasses more than 6,000 acres and 35 miles of roads. Within the park are hundreds of monuments, markers, and memorials. There are even three observation towers to climb and see the view. Visitors come from all over to see this battlefields.
You can go on nightly walking tours of Gettysburg. Using candlelight, guides will take visitors to sights of past Gettysburg Hauntings. Tours are based on true stories from a bestselling book series called Haunted Gettysburg.
Winter weather in Gettysburg is cold and sometimes snowy. Gettysburg gets an average of 27 inches of snow annually, and winters see average high temperatures in the 30s and low 40s. Summers see average high temperatures in the mid-80s though some days can reach the 90s. Fall and spring have nice weather much of the time with average highs in the 60s and 70s. Spring and fall are nice times to visit Gettysburg as they are not too hot, but summer is also a good time if you plan some indoor activities as well as outdoor tours.
Located in the southern portion of Pennsylvania, Gettysburg is easily accessed by car. Many travelers to the area elect to come by car, whether their own or a rental car. There are many routes into the area, depending on where you are coming from. Many include very scenic drives. Amtrak travelers can travel to Gettysburg via Harrisburg. From Harrisburg, Rabbit Transit, a local bus operator, will take visitors into Gettysburg. The closest airport to Gettysburg is the Harrisburg International Airport at 45 minutes away with Baltimore-Washington International Airport a close second at only 55 miles away. Ground transportation can be secured via Rabbit from Harrisburg or rental car from either airport. However you get to Gettysburg, you will have fun.