What attractions are open in Gettysburg?
Gettysburg NMP grounds, roads, trails, and parking areas remain open to the public. Park gates will be opened and closed at their normal times.
How can I spend a day in Gettysburg?
You have several options:
- Follow the NPS Auto Tour Route and get out and explore each stop.
- Purchase a touring CD from the bookstore.
- Use the Civil War Trust’s free Gettysburg Battle App on your smartphone or iPad.
- Hire a Licensed Battlefield Guide to accompany you.
How many died at Gettysburg battle?
Though the cautious Meade would be criticized for not pursuing the enemy after Gettysburg, the battle was a crushing defeat for the Confederacy. Union casualties in the battle numbered 23,000, while the Confederates had lost some 28,000 men–more than a third of Lee’s army.
Is Gettysburg free?
There is no fee for entrance to the park, National Cemetery, or park buildings. There is a fee for the film, Cyclorama, and museum.
What to see around Gettysburg?
Things to See. The biggest attractions in Gettysburg are the historic civil war battlefields. A number of museums like the Jennie Wade House, display daily life during the American Civil War in a preserved historic house.
Can you visit Gettysburg?
Stroll downtown. Gettysburg is about as rich in culture as it is in history. Visitors can find a variety of shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants lining the streets of downtown, leading right up to historic Lincoln Square. Whether you’re looking for clothing, fine arts, collectibles or home décor, you’ll find it in downtown Gettysburg.
How long to visit Gettysburg?
We are often asked how long visitors should plan to stay in Gettysburg. While this will vary for each person based on their interest level, we find it takes an average of 2-3 days to explore the Battlefield, the town, and all the museums, shops & attractions in the area.
What to do in Gettysburg Pennsylvania?
The Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center, located within the park, contains most of the park’s 43,000 Civil War artifacts, and is one of the best things to do in Gettysburg, PA. There are numerous battle re-enactments and commemorative events organized in the park every year.