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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                                                              Clean, relaxing, quaint, and perfect location. The perfect spot for our Ohio and NY families to meet

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                                                              Kathy was wonderful. I received immediate responses to all of my questions. Both the indoor and outdoor spaces provided comfortable group/common areas and private spaces as well. Our family created many memories. We look forward to future opportunities and would stay again without hesitation.
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                                                              Great location!

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                                                              This second floor apartment located close to everything was perfect for a weekend away. It was nice to have the extra space of a full kitchen and living room. Very clean and comfortable, with convenient off street parking. I would highly recommend this rental.
                                                              • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
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                                                              Wonderful Location

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                                                              The apartment was spotless and just large enough to suit our needs. It is within walking distance to everything downtown. The owner provides 3 parking spots. We parked and never moved our vehicle until it was time to leave. I will definitely rent again in the near future.
                                                              • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
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