comscore

Gettysburg Travel Guide

Been here

Tribes: Who likes this place?

Who Likes This Place?

What the scores mean:
These scores tell you how well-liked a place is in each Tribe. Gogobot Tribes are groups who share a certain travel style, like Family Travelers or History Buffs.

Which Gogobot Tribe do you belong to? Join now

  • 98%
    History Buffs
  • 87%
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 87%
    Family Travelers
  • 73%
    Budget Travelers

Member Reviews (22)Write a review

Most Relevant
Sort by
  • GettysburgPro 2014
    Wayne Atherholt
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Budget Travelers
    LGBT
    History Buffs
    4 Jul 31, 2014

    What a great historic town with a ton of things to do and see from the tacky to the fascinating. So much history here and plenty of restaurants and places to stay. Very friendly and bike friendly too. The battlefield is an amazing tour.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersBudget TravelersHistory BuffsOutdoor Enthusiasts
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • GettysburgPro 2014
    Rich Carriero
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Budget Travelers
    + 6
    • Family Travelers
    • Foodies
    • Students
    • Backpackers
    • History Buffs
    • Art & Design Lovers
    First to Review
    5 Sep 20, 2013

    I became a huge Civil War buff after Ken Burns's series during the early 90's. My grandfather brought me to Gettysburg when I was 12 and I have never forgotten. I definitely appreciated having a strong knowledge of the battle because it helped me make sense out of what is a huge battlefield. The highlight for me was definitely Little Round Top, which was the scene of some of the fiercest fighting and has a commanding view of battlefield. The monuments along Seminary Ridge are also quite moving, especially the North Carolina memorial.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory BuffsOutdoor Enthusiasts
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • GettysburgPro 2014
    Joseph Coureur
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Business Travelers
    Foodies
    4 Mar 31, 2013

    The re-enactment of the battle of Gettysburg can be a lot of fun, even if it is historically inaccurate and campy. Travel the town with a guide or a history buff who can translate the terrain into the story.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Gettysburg
    Efrain A Fernandez
    5 Dec 14, 2012

    What a historical location and pride shown by the people that live there. Very cordial and helpful.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • GettysburgPro 2014
    D'Maris Coffman
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Budget Travelers
    + 7
    • Business Travelers
    • Foodies
    • Luxury Travelers
    • History Buffs
    • Adventure Travelers
    • Nightlife Lovers
    • Art & Design Lovers
    3 Dec 06, 2012

    Been here several times, most recently to a conference. Bit isolated and also a bit commercialised, but it's an important battleground and they do capture the 'war is hell' thing nicely.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • GettysburgPro 2014
    Jason Planck
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Budget Travelers
    + 3
    • Foodies
    • History Buffs
    • Adventure Travelers
    5 Sep 12, 2012

    Gettysburg is a small rural town in Pennsylvania that is host to several National Park units and famous for the Civil war battle that has taken place there.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Gettysburg
    Ricky Riley
    5 Jul 15, 2014

    If you haven't been, be there next year for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the battle.
    I was there for the 125th and had a great time as a Southern Soldier. This one I will probably just observe. Take time to study the battlefield and the stories that made history. Get to know Hancock, Armistead, Chamberlain, Longstreet, Custer and Stuart. There are plenty of first hand stories, find them, read them, understand the men and what they survived.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Gettysburg
    Bonnie Devecka
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    A perfect destination for the Civil War buffs And the countryside is beautiful. Knowing how many lives were lost on those fields creates a surreal feeling.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Gettysburg
    Kimber Moore
    5 Sep 10, 2012

    I managed...and cleaned the Banks along with the Adams County YMCA's.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Gettysburg
    William Clickstine
    5 Aug 24, 2012
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Gettysburg
    Nancy LaPierre
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    We go to Gettysburg often and it is so much fun

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Gettysburg
    Doug Jones
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Go!

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Gettysburg
    Shawn Daugherty
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Great for a weekend if you are a history buff...

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Gettysburg
    Roy Randall
    5 May 15, 2012
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Gettysburg
    Joe Miller
    5 Oct 05, 2011
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Gettysburg
    David Debi
    5 Jun 22, 2012
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Gettysburg
    Lars Rttzk
    3 Aug 29, 2012
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Gettysburg
    Pamela Batyi
    3 Jun 22, 2012
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Gettysburg
    Lewana Weeks Walters
    5 Jun 27, 2012
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Gettysburg
    Ciba Anton
    5 Aug 22, 2013
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
Find Hotels in Gettysburg:

Description

Gettysburg has the morbid distinction of being the site of the single most bloody battle of America's Civil War. The three day total declares that over 57,000 casualties were incurred, with estimates suggesting that almost eight thousand total lives were lost. Visitors pay their respects to the sacrifices made on both sides throughout the year, but the area is especially bustling during Memorial Day and Veterans Day, both of which come with special ceremonies and reenactments honoring the lost. Touring the battlefield itself is an ironic experience, since these once blood stained grounds are now a rather peaceful open expanse. Still, the haunting realization of the violence and heroism enacted on that day are sure to keep chills constantly creeping up your spine throughout your tour. After exploring the field of battle, consider proceeding along to Fairfield, through the same path that the war torn Confederate troops were reluctantly forced through in retreat, a march made even more ... read more
unbearable thanks to a rainstorm. There are numerous museums and places of interest, and the town of Fairfield itself, devoid of traffic lights and fast food joints, hearkens back to this era. The National Cemetery here is where President Lincoln Gave his immortalizing "four score..."speech, rounding off a number of attractions that make Gettysburg one of the most historic locations in America.

OverviewEdit

4.5 out of 5
22 members' reviews
12,646 people visited Gettysburg

Current ForecastbyWeather Underground

Top Reviewers

  • 1
    Sandee LSandee's Gettysburg Guide
  • 2
    Rich CarrieroRich's Gettysburg Guide
  • 3
    Maurice SMaurice's Gettysburg Guide
  • 4
    Efrain A FernandezEfrain A's Gettysburg Guide
  • 5
    Cheryl LeonardCheryl's Gettysburg Guide

Trips that include Gettysburg

GoGo Gettysburg

By galina flint

wedding in the woods

By danielle gosciniak

Camp Psych

By Gabriella Rico

Recently Reviewed Hotels in Gettysburg