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Rent a House for Your Next Gettysburg Vacation

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.

Visit the Civil War Battlefields

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.

Visit Museums in Gettysburg

  • Gettysburg Cyclorama is like an art museum and a history museum all in one place. This 500-foot-tall mural circles the entire room with the audience in the middle. Viewing this mural, you will feel like you are right on the battlefield. Audio interpretation and lighting effects make the experience even more impressive.
  • The Hall of Presidents features life sized wax figures of every US President. Enhanced with lights and audio, some give speeches you can listen to. You can get a feel for the opinions of these presidents. You can also view miniature versions of all of the First Ladies in reproduction gowns and hairstyles from their husbands’ inaugural addresses.
  • Explore and More Children’s Museum is the perfect place to take the kids. In five play rooms, they can discover an 1860s house and market, nature, a construction zone, art, and more. This is a great place for the hands on learning of 3-8 year olds.
  • National Apple Museum features the history of apples in the area. Apple treats are served.
  • Gettysburg Museum of History displays a large collection of artifacts from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Presidencies, and pop culture.

See Haunted Gettysburg

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.

Weather in 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.

The Best Ways to Get to Gettysburg

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.

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                                                                                                    Recent Gettysburg Reviews

                                                                                                    Great apartment right next to battlefield

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                                                                                                    Our family enjoyed staying in this apartment. It's very close to the battlefield, shops, and restaurants. The apartment was clean. It was hot outside, but the AC worked great. Recommended.
                                                                                                    • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
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                                                                                                    Ideal location to visit Gettysburg for large families

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                                                                                                    The house is laid out as a multi-level property which made it relatively easy to organize our group of 9 (4 adults and 5 children). The air conditioning (a split AC system + 1 window unit) works very, very well, which was really important to our group, since we were visiting Gettysburg in the middle of a heat wave. This house is perfect for visiting the National Military Park, because it is in a quiet area only a few minutes away, so that it is possible to have privacy and quiet without being too much far away from the points of interest. I was very impressed by the organization of the owners, which seem to have thought of all little details. The kitchen is fully supplied and functional. Every room has a night light, laundry baskets, additional sheet and blankets. The fire pit is ready to go, with clear instructions on how to use it. There are notes on how to use the appliances in the house NEXT to each appliance in question, so that you do not have to scramble to find them. A limitation of this place is that there are only three bedrooms which are completely "private" (the master bedroom and the queen bedroom on the second floor and the twin bedroom in the basement), for a total of 7 people. These are more than enough for most groups. Yet the house can host a larger group by using the sofa beds in the living room in the basement. The remaining spaces (a TV room and a family room in the basement, the entry room and the dining room) are all connected as open multi-level spaces, which are very nice and give a sense of quiet comfort and plenty of space to spread out. It worked out very well for us, because we sent our 5 children to sleep in the family room and the twin room downstairs, while the 4 adults took the bedrooms upstairs. One drawback of that setup is that we grown ups were confined in the dining room in the evening, because lights and chatting would have kept the kids awake if we had decided to go watch TV or relax in the living room, as there are no walls in between. Maybe the owners could reconfigure their sofa bed furniture and move the TV in the large family room, which could be isolated with a curtain. That would allow to gain even more beds when the number of occupants is greater than 7. Apart from this limitation, which does not affect a majority of its users, I think this house is really worth 5 stars, for the overall location, cleanliness, beauty, openness, condition and cost.
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                                                                                                    What a Fantastic Property!

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                                                                                                    This property was absolutely wonderful. The art work and table items (much of which were created by the owner) were stunning. The detail and elegance of the property reflected it's original log home framework but with new age appliances and technology. Every look in any direction found something interesting, reflective and unique. Everything was included in this home. I wish it was closer so I could come back again and again.
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