8 Fun Things To Do In Gettysburg, Pennsylvania For History Lovers

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is one of the most icon historical places in America, famously known for the battle of Gettysburg. that took place on July 1–3, 1863 during the Civil War. This city is packed with thousands of monuments and things to see. It’s also a great destination for travelers traveling on a budget, family friendly and a safe city to visit as a solo traveler. It’s a walkable city with friendly people and features some awesome places for food lovers all over.

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Check out this awesome list of things to do in Gettysburg.

Gettysburg National Military Park

Like I said earlier, Gettysburg is known for the battle of Gettysburg that took place in the Civil War where over 51,000 people were killed. I personally believe that the Gettysburg Battlefield is probably second most icon American history monument after the White House in Washington D.C. If you’re a history lover and love American history this place is a must visit. There are daily tours that take you around and explain to you the entire event. A great place to start your trip.

The Gettysburg Diorama

Wanna get a better feeling of what the Gettysburg battlefield was like? The Gettysburg Diorama is the place to go. It has a pretty large model of the battlefields with over 20,000 hand-painted soldiers, buildings and weapons. While visiting you will also be told the entire story of Gettysburg in a 30min audio. It’s a great spot to check out to a better visual of the entire event.

241 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA, 17325, 717-334-6408 (website)

Eisenhower National Historic Site

This was the home and farm of America’s 34th President, Dwight D. Eisenhower. It’s where all the world leaders would come to have important meetings. Think of it as the mini version of the White House. Thousands of tourist from all over the world visit Eisenhower home a yearly.

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA, 17325


Gettysburg National Cemetery

If you’re a true American and want to pay your respects, visit the Gettysburg National Cemetery which was created right after the battle of Gettysburg and dedicated to the ones who lost their lives during the battlefield. It was created by President Lincoln, who decided it would be a good idea and important to remind the American people what it took to create this country. It has over 3,500 soldiers buried there.

Savor Gettysburg Food Tours

If you love food, you will love this tour! This food tour is the perfect balance you may need after all that history. Gettysburg is known for having some of the best culinary food in the country. I honestly love taking food tours, no matter where I am in the world, it’s honestly so much fun! Try some of the best local foods you can find on this 3hr tour that stops at 7 different locations.

Apple Country USA

Although history is a big part of Gettysburg, there are also other fun things you can do on your travels there. Gettysburg is known for being the top apple producer in the US, ranking at the #4 spot. You can visit on this trip the countryside that features farms, wineries and apple orchards and pick some apples for yourself and your family.

 Land of Little Horses Farm Park

Love animals? Traveling with kids? Check out the Land of Little Horses Farm Park, a fun place to see little ponies and other farm animals. They also have other fun attractions to see and do.

125 Glenwood Drive, Gettysburg, PA, 17325, 717-334-7259

Treat Yo’ Self

Do you love desserts? Who doesn’t? Treat Yo’ Self is probably one of the coolest places in Gettysburg, serving over 20 flavors of frozen yogurt and over 40 toppings! You can also order the “naked donut” and put your own creativity to the test adding toppings and making it your own creation.

430 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 1732, 717-334-99090


There are other fun things to do in Gettysburglike­ outdoor sports that you might not have expected. You can go skiing, hiking, biking, & horseback riding and there is also great shopping area with art, antiques, and handmade.

For more information make sure to check out the Gettysburg Tourism website

So what are you waiting for?! Visit Gettysburg  


*Vanilla Sky Dreaming has partnered up with Gettysburg Tourism on this sponsored post. As always, my opinions are of my own. 



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